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Introduction to JavaFX
By Paul Anderson, Gail Anderson
Oct 6, 2014
In this chapter from JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform, you’ll learn the basics of JavaFX, its structure, and the philosophy of how JavaFX constructs a GUI. You’ll learn about different coding styles and discover the styles that best suit you and your development team.
Introduction to Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications
By Theodore S. Rappaport, Robert C. Daniels, Robert W. Heath, James N. Murdock
Oct 6, 2014
Communication at mmWave operating frequencies represents the most recent game-changing development for wireless systems. The authors of Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications discuss the need for new, interdisciplinary strategies to create the ever-evolving broadband wireless devices and systems at mmWave, and beyond.
Making the Most of Intel Rapid Start Technology
By Ed Tittel
Oct 2, 2014
Intel Rapid Start speeds startup and shutdown of Windows PCs enormously. Taking advantage does require jumping through some hoops, but that’s easily accomplished with this step-by-step tutorial.
Process Management in the FreeBSD Operating System
By Marshall Kirk McKusick, George V. Neville-Neil, Robert N.M. Watson
Oct 2, 2014
This chapter from The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, 2nd Edition describes the composition of a process, the method that the system uses to switch between the process’s threads, and the scheduling policy that it uses to promote sharing of the CPU. It also introduces process creation and termination, and details the signal and process-debugging facilities.
Designing Software in a Distributed World
By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. Hogan
Oct 1, 2014
This chapter from The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 is an overview of what is involved in designing services that use distributed computing techniques. These are the techniques all large web sites use to achieve their size, scale, speed, and reliability.
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
By Don Poulton, David Camardella
Sep 30, 2014
This chapter from MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide R2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 focuses on installing Windows Server 2012 R2 in its basic configurations and introduces you to basic server configuration actions that you should be familiar with before you undertake any advanced actions.
Retrofitting an Existing Site to a Responsive Mobile Design
By Phil Dutson
Sep 29, 2014
It doesn’t matter whether you are working for yourself, as a freelancer, for a corporation, or even as part of a design studio—at some point, you will be asked to take an existing site and make it work on everything. This might seem overwhelming but is by no means impossible. In this chapter from Responsive Mobile Design: Designing for Every Device, you learn about choosing the proper layout, working with site components, and keeping some important issues in mind when going mobile.
NCLEX-PN Practice Questions Exam Cram: Practice Exam 3 and Rationales
By Wilda Rinehart, Clara Hurd, Diann Sloan
Sep 25, 2014
This excerpt from NCLEX-PN Practice Questions Exam Cram, 4th Edition offers practice questions and answers for the NCLEX-PN exam.
The Secret to Planning SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365's Taxonomy and Navigation
By Errin O'Connor
Sep 25, 2014
There is no single path or magic bullet to developing a best-practices information architecture (IA), but rather core guiding principles will ensure that your overall design is implemented in a structured manner that will accomplish your current business needs as well as have the ability to meet future growth and organizational changes. SharePoint expert Errin O’Connor covers the broad 360-degree spectrum of SharePoint and/or Office 365’s capabilities, underlying technical architecture, topology, and information architecture principles.
Minecraft Mod Development: Making Your First Item
By Jimmy Koene
Sep 24, 2014
Transform Minecraft into anything you can imagine! This excerpt from Minecraft Mod Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself teaches you how to write the most basic version of a Minecraft item and then shows you how to add a texture to your item.
How to Deliver a Unified Mobile Device Management Solution with Windows Intune
By Kerrie Meyler, Dan Andersen, Greg Ramsey, Jason Sandys, Panu Saukko, Kenneth van Surksum
Sep 23, 2014
This appendix from System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed: Supplement to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) Unleashed explains the genesis of Windows Intune, its history, licensing, and architecture for integrating with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to deliver a unified mobile device management solution.
What You Really Need to Know About Dropbox
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Sep 23, 2014
Dropbox offers free cloud-based storage for personal use, with highly affordable options for commercial use. But sharing files via Dropbox comes with some interesting gotchas, especially when large volumes of data are involved or when files are shared by many users. Learn how to handle these gotchas with dispatch and aplomb, and avoid potential loss of access to important files or content.
The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Operations in a Distributed World
By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. Hogan
Sep 22, 2014
This chapter from The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 starts with some operations management background, then discusses the operations service life cycle, and ends with a discussion of typical operations work strategies.
Introducing NoSQL and MongoDB
By Brad Dayley
Sep 18, 2014
In this chapter from NoSQL with MongoDB in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, learn about the design considerations to review before deciding how to implement the structure of data and configuration of a MongoDB database. You'll also learn which design questions to ask and then how to explore the mechanisms built into MongoDB to answer those questions.
CCIE Security v4.0 Quick Reference: Application and Infrastructure Security
By Lancy Lobo, Umesh Lakshman
Sep 17, 2014
This chapter from CCIE Security v4.0 Quick Reference, 3rd Edition covers HTTP, HTTPS, Simple Mail Transfer, Protocol, File Transfer Protocol, Domain Name System, and Trivial File Transfer Protocol.
Hit the Ground Running with MongoDB and Python
By Stephen B. Morris
Sep 16, 2014
Stephen B. Morris describes how to get started with MongoDB and Python. As usual with Python, you can get productive quickly, without worrying about complex IDEs. MongoDB has a simple data model and easy-to-understand semantics, giving you a handy on-ramp to this interesting technology.
Create Your First Arduino Program
By Richard Blum
Sep 15, 2014
Write your first program and watch it work! In this excerpt from Arduino Programming in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, learn how to use the Arduino IDE software package to create, compile, and upload an Arduino program. You then learn how to interface your Arduino with external electronic circuits to complete your Arduino projects.
An Introduction to Data Visualization in JavaScript: How to Use Data-Joins in D3
By Ritchie S King
Sep 12, 2014
Data-joins are the bread and butter of D3. This chapter from Visual Storytelling with D3: An Introduction to Data Visualization in JavaScript covers how to use data-joins to add elements to a webpage and then manipulate them with data.
Migrating Users and Applications to Windows 8.1
By Don Poulton, Randy Bellet, Harry Holt
Sep 11, 2014
Learn how to migrate users and their profiles to Windows 8.1, configure folder redirection, and configure profiles in this chapter from MCSA 70-687 Cert Guide: Configuring Microsoft Windows 8.1.
CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide: IP Forwarding (Routing)
By Narbik Kocharians, Peter Paluch
Sep 10, 2014
This chapter from CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1, 5th Edition covers Cisco Express Forwarding concepts, routing protocol migration, and policy-based routing.

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