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Video: Java and MongoDB Rapid App Prototyping: Using Groovy to Convert XML into MongoDB Documents
By Trisha Gee
Aug 12, 2015
In this excerpt from Java and MongoDB Rapid App Prototyping (Developer Talks): App Development using HTML5, AngularJS, Groovy, Java, and MongoDB, Trisha Gee shows you how to use Groovy to convert XML into MongoDB documents.
Configuring and Personalizing Chrome OS
By Michael Miller
Aug 11, 2015
In this chapter from My Google Chromebook, 3rd Edition, you’ll learn about the many configuration options available with Chrome OS, from changing Chrome’s startup behavior to selecting a new desktop background.
Five Crucial Commands for Verifying Cisco Switch Network Status and Operational State
By Sean Wilkins
Aug 11, 2015
A network engineer needs to be conscious of the state of the network and every device connected to it. But when your network consists of multiple devices connected at a distance, how can you test connections and keep on top of network performance? Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, discusses five basic commands you need to know and use correctly to maintain your Cisco network.
Logging In to Windows 10 and Customizing the Start Menu
By Mark Edward Soper
Aug 10, 2015
In this sample chapter from Easy Windows 10, author Mark Soper explains essential functionality of working with Windows 10: how to start and stop the operating system, navigate the Windows desktop, and make the menus work for you.
The New nameof Expressions in C# 6: Painless Conversion of Symbols to Strings
By Bill Wagner
Aug 10, 2015
Translating symbol names into text is common in modern code. The task isn't exactly odious, but it still takes time, it's tedious, and it's easy to make mistakes. Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, happily skips all that work (and the associated runtime costs) with the help of the new nameof expression in C# 6.
Upgrade Your IT Using Agile IT Organization Design
By Sriram Narayan
Aug 10, 2015
Sriram Narayan, author of Agile IT Organization Design: For Digital Transformation and Continuous Delivery, describes a holistic approach to improving organizational agility through deliberate organization design based on three overarching principles. This operating model scales Agile using a modern scale-out mindset rather than a conventional scale-up mindset.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #25: Top 12 PC Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions
By Scott Mueller
Aug 10, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott lists some of the most frequently asked troubleshooting questions he receives, along with the solutions that typically address them.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #24: A Checklist of PC Maintenance Hand Tools
By Scott Mueller
Aug 7, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, you'll learn about the tools required to assemble a kit that is capable of performing basic, board-level service on PC systems.
Top 10 Architectural, Organizational and Process Related Failures
By Martin L. Abbott, Michael T. Fisher
Aug 6, 2015
Organization and process issues sometimes create the problem and at other times stand in the way of permanent fixes. Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher, authors of The Art of Scalability, offer a "Top 10" list of the most common architecture, organizational and process related failures in small, medium and large sized product groups.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #23: Building Your Own Computer: 16 Steps for Powering on Your System for the First Time
By Scott Mueller
Aug 6, 2015
So you've built your computer, but now will it work? In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott walks you through 16 steps to powering on your new system.
Introduction to Azure App Service
By Sara Silva
Aug 5, 2015
Microsoft Azure has changed significantly in the latest release, showing Microsoft's intent to improve its services in order to provide the best solutions for its clients. Sara Silva introduces the Azure App Service, a new service that adds features to Microsoft Azure, pointing out the advantages that this service brings to Microsoft clients.
Mobilize: Rolling Out Scrumban
By Ajay Reddy
Aug 5, 2015
Rolling out Scrumban doesn’t have to require a lot of effort. In this chapter from The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban, Ajay Reddy covers how framework choices influence outcomes, offers a step-by-step guide to getting started, and explains how to use Scrumban to stabilize a team before you improve.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #22: Building Your Own Computer: Start By Deciding What to Build
By Scott Mueller
Aug 5, 2015
According to the CompTIA A+ Certification 2012 exam objectives, there are at least eight types of custom configurations for PCs. In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott looks at these as a guide to help you select the appropriate components for your custom PC build.
Video: Introduction to Java Concurrency
By Douglas Schmidt
Aug 5, 2015
In this excerpt from Java Concurrency LiveLessons (Video Training), Douglas Schmidt introduces his LiveLessons course on concurrent programming in Java, which focuses on the techniques, tools, and methods needed to write multithreaded Java programs.
Nine Switch Commands Every Cisco Network Engineer Needs to Know
By Sean Wilkins
Aug 4, 2015
Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, provides a quick overview of nine commands that are essential for working with Cisco networks, whether or not your goal is certification.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #21: How to Use a Digital Multimeter to Check Your Computer's Power Supply
By Scott Mueller
Aug 4, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott shares a simple test you can perform on a power supply is to check the output voltages.
Viewing, Editing, and Enhancing Photos On Your Mobile Device
By Jason Rich
Aug 4, 2015
In this chapter from My Digital Photography for Seniors, you’ll learn how to use some of the common photo editing and enhancement tools found in most photo editing mobile applications. You also learn about the apps for this purpose that come preinstalled on your smartphone or tablet, as well as some that are available to be downloaded and installed.
A Pleasant New C# Syntax for String Interpolation
By Bill Wagner
Aug 3, 2015
Does your C# code produce strings that combine text and computed values? The new features for string interpolation in C# 6 will make that code cleaner and clearer. Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, shares his enthusiasm for this new feature's ability to let you do more with less.
Toad for Oracle Unleashed: Working with SQL
By Bert Scalzo, Dan Hotka
Aug 3, 2015
This chapter from Toad for Oracle Unleashed covers various aspects of the SQL Editor window, such as various modes to compile and execute code, using Toad history for past SQL, enhancing the interface to best fit your needs, using little-known items within the SQL Editor, code templates, and building SQL without typing.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #20: Power Cycling: When to Turn Your Computer Off
By Scott Mueller
Aug 3, 2015
When should you turn your computer off? In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott lists the various factors you need to consider when deciding whether or not to power off.

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