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Five (or Six) Things That Will Make You a DHCP Wizard
By Sean Wilkins
Nov 17, 2015
You're probably using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) right now, as you read this article. Surprised? Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, explains what you need to know about the use of DHCP in modern communications.
Video: Learning SQL: Review Database Basics
By Ben Forta
Nov 17, 2015
In this excerpt from Learning SQL LiveLessons (Video Training), Ben Forta covers database basics, including what a database is, the purpose of tables, columns and rows, relational databases, and keys.
Running Windows PowerShell from Your Smartphone
By Timothy L. Warner
Nov 16, 2015
You can't be everywhere at once. Or can you? If you need to implement emergency server fixes from a remote location, Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, shows you how PowerShell makes it possible.
Working with Page Layout and Design in Word for Mac
By Paul McFedries
Nov 16, 2015
In this chapter from My Office 2016 for Mac, you learn about creating tables to hold structured data, adding headers and footers to your documents, and working with page layout options such as margins, page orientation, and paper size.
Video: Learning SQL: Retrieve Individual Columns
By Ben Forta
Nov 13, 2015
In this excerpt from Learning SQL LiveLessons (Video Training), Ben Forta looks at a simple SELECT statement that will retrieve a single column from a table.
Create a Minecraft Mod with the Spigot API
By Rogers Cadenhead
Nov 12, 2015
Mods are special Java programs that run on a Minecraft server. They can’t be run anywhere else. Writing a mod requires the use of the Spigot API, a set of Java programs that do all of the background work necessary for the program to function inside a Minecraft game. This chapter from Absolute Beginner's Guide to Minecraft Mods Programming, 2nd Edition demonstrates how a mod is created.
The Go Programming Language: A Tutorial
By Alan A. A. Donovan, Brian W. Kernighan
Nov 12, 2015
This chapter from The Go Programming Language is a tour of the basic components of Go. The examples here are aimed at tasks that you might have to do in the real world. This tutorial gives you a taste of the diversity of programs that one might write in Go, ranging from simple file processing and a bit of graphics to concurrent Internet clients and servers.
Building Basic Formulas in Excel 2016
By Paul McFedries
Nov 11, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 Formulas and Functions takes you through some formula basics, including constructing simple arithmetic and text formulas, understanding the all-important topic of operator precedence, copying and moving worksheet formulas, and making formulas easier to build and read by taking advantage of range names.
Network Routing Protocols and Methods, Part 2
By Sean Wilkins
Nov 10, 2015
In the conclusion of this series, Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, explains how to untangle the detailed network information provided by two popular network routing protocols.
CCNA Collaboration CICD 210-060 Official Cert Guide: Managing Endpoints and End Users in CUCM
By Michael Valentine
Nov 9, 2015
This chapter from CCNA Collaboration CICD 210-060 Official Cert Guide reviews the configuration of endpoints and users in Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), including setting up basic network services, registering phones, configuration, and bulk administration.
Video: Ubuntu Server Essentials: Creating File Systems
By Sander van Vugt
Nov 9, 2015
In this excerpt from Ubuntu Server Essentials LiveLessons, Sander van Vugt shows you how to create a file system using the utility mkfs and discusses some of the most important file systems.
Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black
By Brian McLaughlin
Nov 5, 2015
In this chapter from The BeagleBone Black Primer, Brian McLaughlin walks you through where to get equipment, how to set up "Hello World," and connecting to Ethernet.
GPLv2's Day in Court: Lessons for FOSS License Compliance
By Robert McHale
Nov 5, 2015
Despite billions of lines of source code licensed around the world under the terms of the GPLv2, very few courts have weighed in on elementary questions arising from the license. Progress has been slow, but Robert McHale recounts some recent litigation that has finally put the GPLv2 in the legal spotlight, clarifying a few important aspects of GPLv2 (and other FOSS) license compliance.
Bayesian Methods for Hackers: Would You Rather Lose an Arm or a Leg?
By Cameron Davidson-Pilon
Nov 4, 2015
Loss functions are one of the most interesting parts of statistics, but they can be a bad thing, too. In this chapter from Bayesian Methods for Hackers: Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Inference, Cameron Davidson-Pilon discusses why β€œIt is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong."
Network Routing Protocols and Methods, Part 1
By Sean Wilkins
Nov 3, 2015
In this two-part series, Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, discusses current network routing protocols and methods for implementing them. This article covers the types of static versus dynamic routing protocols and the differences between them.
Using Microsoft Family to Manage Your Child's Computer Access
By Jim Cheshire
Nov 3, 2015
Microsoft Family is designed to help adults monitor and control what children can do on a PC. In this chapter from My Windows 10 Tablet (includes Content Update Program): Covers Windows 10 Tablets including Microsoft Surface Pro, Jim Cheshire shows you how to use Microsoft Family to keep children from wandering into websites and apps that contain inappropriate material, control the days and times that a child can use your computer, and configure your tablet so that when a particular family member logs in, he or she can access only a specific app.
Digital Engineering with Minecraft: Crafting a Super Maze
By James Floyd Kelly
Nov 2, 2015
In this chapter from Digital Engineering with Minecraft, learn how to create your custom maze, use to create your .svg file, use Tinkercad to turn your 2D maze into a 3D maze, and import your maze into Minecraft.
Video: Ubuntu Server Essentials: Getting Through the First Steps of Installation
By Sander van Vugt
Nov 2, 2015
In this excerpt from Ubuntu Server Essentials LiveLessons, Sander van Vugt walks you through the first steps of installing Ubuntu Server.
Video: Mastering Requirements: An Interview with James and Suzanne Robertson
By Suzanne Robertson, James Robertson
Oct 30, 2015
In this video, James and Suzanne Robertson answer questions about learning to solve the real business problem, the biggest mistake people make in the requirements process, and what makes their approach to requirements discovery unique.
SAP on the Cloud and New SAP Solutions
By Michael Missbach, George Anderson
Oct 29, 2015
This chapter from SAP in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 5th Edition covers the different flavors of cloud services for SAP, SAP's road to the cloud, running classic SAP solutions on the cloud, HEC versus HPC, and new SAP solutions: SuccessFactors, Ariba, Fieldglass, Concur, and hybris.

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