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Validation of XML in Data-Centric Systems
By Stephen B. Morris
Feb 24, 2016
Data validation remains an un-sexy part of software development. In spite of its importance to the success of so many systems, validation is often added as a nearly optional and sometimes poorly crafted extra. Omitting solid XML validation is dangerous. It's also unnecessary, because XML Schema 1.1 offers compelling data-management features that simplify validation, as Stephen B. Morris explains.
Saving with SQLite
By Joseph Annuzzi, Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey
Feb 23, 2016
What if you need to store structured data for your application, such as data more suited for storing in a database? That's where SQLite comes in. In this chapter, learn to modify the SampleMaterial application so that Card data is stored persistently in a SQLite database on the device and will survive various lifecycle events. By the end of this chapter, you will be confident in adding a SQLite database for your application.
Securing Cisco Device Management
By Sean Wilkins
Feb 23, 2016
Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, Academic Edition, discusses available solutions for addressing basic security concerns of Cisco network devices, including important protocols that every security approach should implement.
WAN Technologies
By Allan Johnson
Feb 21, 2016
Learn the characteristics and benefits of various WAN technologies.
Using Apps and Games on My Apple TV
By Sam Costello
Feb 20, 2016
Apple TV has its own App Store that takes the device far beyond the pre-installed apps. Some of your favorite iPhone and iPad apps will probably show up in the Apple TV App Store, but there will also be some new apps that you won’t be able to live without.
Shopping Safely Online
By Michael Miller
Feb 19, 2016
Learn how to shop safely online, including how to make a purchase, how to buy and sell on eBay, and how to buy and sell on Craigslist.
SPHR Exam Prep: Workforce Planning and Employment
By Cathy Winterfield
Feb 19, 2016
An organization’s overall success will be determined to a significant degree by its ability to have the right people, with the right skills, in the right places, at the right times. Although this statement sounds somewhat straightforward, let’s take a closer look at what it actually means.
Windows PowerShell: When to Choose Workflow Versus Script Functions
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 19, 2016
With many maintenance tasks to perform on your network, you don't enjoy running a bunch of individual functions on multiple computers. Isn't there a better way? Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, explains how to take advantage of the PowerShell workflow to group and simplify your day-to-day network activities.
Apache Cordova and Server-Side Technologies
By John M. Wargo
Feb 18, 2016
If you want to use Apache Cordova with apps that make use of server-side scripting technologies, you've probably been stymied on how to proceed. John M. Wargo, author of Apache Cordova 4 Programming, explains why this process isn't as simple as it seems. However, not only is it possible, but a little effort yields reusable code for converting your desktop web and native mobile apps.
Exploring Interface Builder
By John Ray
Feb 18, 2016
This hour introduces you to Interface Builder: the remarkable user interface (UI) editor integrated into Xcode. Interface Builder provides a visual approach to application interface design that is fun, intuitive, and deceptively powerful.
Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing
By Eric Butow
Feb 18, 2016
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Eric Butow walks through how to use some of your device's preinstalled apps. Stay up to date with Google Now, and create and share files with Microsoft Office.
Working with Objects in Java
By Rogers Cadenhead
Feb 18, 2016
Learn how to create objects, test and modify their class and instance variables, call an object’s methods, and convert objects from one class to another.
Efficient Windows PowerShell Administration with WMI and CIM
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 17, 2016
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, differentiates between the often-confused terms WMI and CIM, and explains how best to use these technologies with Windows PowerShell.
Negotiating a Raise: Best Practices for Software Engineers
By Pat Brans
Feb 17, 2016
If you've been working at a particular job for a while, you might be thinking that it's about time you got paid more for your efforts. But usually it's not as easy as just saying, 'Hey, Boss, can I have a raise?' How do you translate your desire to earn more into the reality of a larger paycheck? Pat Brans provides guidelines for putting together your negotiation strategy and preparing for success at the bargaining table.
How to Build Flexible Web Page Designs with CSS3 Flex Boxes
By Jennifer Kyrnin
Feb 16, 2016
Jennifer Kyrnin, co-author of Sams Teach Yourself HTML, CSS & JavaScript Web Publishing in One Hour a Day, loves to stay current with the newest elements of web design. She believes CSS has vast potential, but is too often ignored. Learn about a very useful (but underused) feature of CSS3: flex boxes.
Which to Use: Cordova or PhoneGap?
By John M. Wargo
Feb 16, 2016
John M. Wargo, author of Apache Cordova 4 Programming, explains how two software products with similar names are now in many ways quite different, but both are essential and widely used in app development.
Tech Tips for Moms and Dads, Part 1: What Kind of Computer Should I Buy My Child?
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 15, 2016
In this series, tech expert and dad Tim Warner answers perplexing questions about how to handle modern technology that affects your kids. Part 1 focuses on the computer types and operating systems that provide the best options for school-aged children.
Views and the View Hierarchy in iOS Programming
By Christian Keur, Aaron Hillegass
Feb 15, 2016
This chapter from iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 5th Edition walks you through the theory behind views and the view hierarchy and then gets you started building an app's interface.
Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering: Mole Balances
By H. Scott Fogler
Feb 12, 2016
This chapter from Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 5th Edition develops the first building block of chemical reaction engineering, mole balances, which will be used continually throughout the text. After completing this chapter, you will be able to describe and define the rate of reaction, derive the general mole balance equation, and apply the general mole balance equation to the four most common types of industrial reactors.
How and When (If Ever) Should Software Engineers Move into Management?
By Pat Brans
Feb 12, 2016
Are you wondering whether it's time to move up or move on from your job as a software engineer? If so, you're not alone. Pat Brans interviews two industry leaders on what's involved in seeking management responsibilities.

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