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Building a Bag Class in Swift: Explorations into Generics and the Swift Generator Underbelly
By Erica Sadun
Jul 14, 2014
Of Swift's many high-octane features, generics are among the most powerful. With generics and a bit of know-how, this article will help you learn to create collections that leverage custom storage and enumeration for nearly any kind of class or structure.
Help Me Hire Your Students! Why Companies Need Universities to Teach Agile Development
By Sondra Ashmore
Jul 14, 2014
Sondra Ashmore, co-author with Kristin Runyan of Introduction to Agile Methods, discusses how she came to discover the need for a university course curriculum on Agile software development. As Agile becomes more widely adopted in business, new employees will be expected to know Agile basics. Educational institutions have to start training those future hires in the Agile skills they'll need in the work force after graduation.
Learning About Prototypes and Inheritance with JavaScript
By Jesse Smith
Jul 10, 2014
Programming expert Jesse Smith shows you how to use JavaScript prototypes with object-oriented concepts such as inheritance.
Networking Your Windows 8.1 Devices and Apps
By Jeremy Likness, John Garland
Jul 10, 2014
Windows 8.1 devices are capable of connecting to the Internet and other devices in myriad ways. In this chapter from Programming the Windows Runtime by Example: A Comprehensive Guide to WinRT with Examples in C# and XAML you learn some of these more advanced methods and how to integrate them into your own apps.
31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam: Spanning Tree Protocols
By Allan Johnson
Jul 9, 2014
This step in preparing for the CCNA Routing and Switching exam covers STP and its variations — standards that allow for redundant switched networks without worrying about switching loops.
Preface to "The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition"
By Matthew Helmke, Philip Ballew, Benjamin Mako Hill, Elizabeth K. Joseph, José Antonio Rey
Jul 9, 2014
The authors of the 8th edition of The Official Ubuntu Book describe what's changed in the latest edition to keep up with the changes with Ubuntu itself.
The Third Principle of the Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Concurrent Multidiscipline Engineering
By Barry Boehm, Supannika Koolmanojwong, Jo Ann Lane, Richard Turner
Jul 9, 2014
This chapter from The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Principles and Practices for Successful Systems and Software discusses the third principle of the model: concurrent multidiscipline engineering.
Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Respiratory System
By Wilda Rinehart, Clara Hurd, Diann Sloan
Jul 8, 2014
This chapter covers terms and skills you'll need to know for the NCLEX-RN exam section on caring for patients with respiratory disorders, including diagnostic tests, pharmacology categories, and exam prep questions.
Enough About Swift Closures to Choke a Horse
By Erica Sadun
Jul 8, 2014
Explore the expressive flexibility of the Swift language. These variations transform a simple comparison into a wealth of Swift syntax examples for you to explore.
VMware Horizon Suite: How View, Mirage, and Workspace Form the New End-User Model
By Paul O'Doherty, Stephane Asselin
Jul 8, 2014
This chapter introduces the core pieces of the VMware Horizon Suite, View, Mirage, and Workspace, while additionally covering some high-level predeployment considerations and the base-level components of each solution.
Tech Tune-up: A Closer Look at JavaScript Types in Node.js (text+video)
By Marc Wandschneider
Jul 7, 2014
Marc Wandschneider looks at the types in JavaScript, with both text and video tutorials.
The Pitfalls of Parallelism
By David Chisnall
Jul 7, 2014
David Chisnall looks at some of the pitfalls that face programmers who try to add parallelism to applications without understanding the underlying architecture.
Information Security Principles of Success
By Jim Breithaupt, Mark S. Merkow
Jul 4, 2014
This chapter introduces these key information security principles and concepts, showing how the best security specialists combine their practical knowledge of computers and networks with general theories about security, technology, and human nature.
Writing Your First Java Program
By Rogers Cadenhead
Jul 4, 2014
Rogers Cadenhead shows you how to create, save, compile, and test your first Java program. You'll even get to do some basic debugging.
Five Common Causes of Organizational Dysfunction
By Pat Brans
Jul 3, 2014
Regardless of size, all human groups are subject to the same dynamics. Factors that hamper a small group can also cause a much larger structure to falter. In business, managers and employees alike suffer when an organization doesn't function optimally. Pat Brans points out what dysfunctional organizations have in common and how to spot the five biggest problems. Learn what you can do to turn your organization around.
The IT Consultant's Guide to Using LinkedIn for Business Development
By Matthew Moran
Jul 3, 2014
Learn how to use LinkedIn’s powerful networking capabilities to build your consulting business.
A Tour of Cisco Data Center Interconnect with OTV (Overlay Transport Virtualization)
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen
Jul 2, 2014
In this video Ron Fuller and David Jansen discuss how to evolve data centers into a multi-data center topology using interconnect functionality called Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).
CCIE Collaboration Quick Reference: Cisco Unified Communications Security
By Akhil Behl
Jul 2, 2014
In this chapter, Akhil Behl explains how to secure a converged communications network by discussing potential threats as well as options for maintaining the confidentiality of network data and its integrity.
Security by Design: Planning for Security in the Design, Deployment, and Operation of IT Systems
By Keith Barker, Scott Morris
Jul 2, 2014
In this video Keith Barker and Scott Morris discuss the importance of security as part of the design, deployment and operations of information system today.
Windows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C#: Arranging UI Elements
By Adam Nathan
Jul 2, 2014
The sizing and positioning of elements is called layout. Within the parent/child relationship between elements, this chapter focuses on the children, examining the common ways that you can control layout on a child-by-child basis.

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