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Big Data Analytics and NetFlow
By Omar Santos
Oct 19, 2015
This chapter from Network Security with NetFlow and IPFIX: Big Data Analytics for Information Security covers an introduction to big data analytics for cyber security, NetFlow and other telemetry sources for big data analytics for cyber security, Open Security Operations Center (OpenSOC), and understanding big data scalability.
Video: Learn Web Development With Rails: Account Activation and Password Reset
By Michael Hartl
Oct 19, 2015
Michael Hartl, author of The Ruby on Rails Tutorial LiveLessons: Learn Web Development With Rails, 3rd Edition, discusses putting the finishing touches on the core of his sample application by adding account activation and password reset.
Gas Laws: Pressure, Volume, and Temperature
By T. David Griffith
Oct 16, 2015
This chapter from Basic Principles and Calculations in Process Technology discusses gas laws, including Boyle's Law, Charles's Law, absolute temperature, real gases, and more.
Video: Learn Web Development with Rails 3rd Edition: An Introduction
By Michael Hartl
Oct 15, 2015
Michael Hartl, author of The Ruby on Rails Tutorial LiveLessons: Learn Web Development With Rails, 3rd Edition , introduces the purpose of his video tutorial, who the intended audience is, and what you will learn.
Comparing Python Object-Oriented Code with Java
By Stephen B. Morris
Oct 14, 2015
Do you avoid Python OO features, preferring the procedural/functional model? That tendency is common in languages such as PHP, where many programmers opt not to use OO features. But you might be missing an important opportunity! Java requires an OO approach, giving you the advantages of that model in every line of code you write. Stephen B. Morris points out the advantages of using Python's OO features in a manner similar to Java's.
Using the SELECT Statement to Retrieve Data in SQL
By Ben Forta
Oct 14, 2015
In this lesson from Oracle PL/SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, you’ll learn how to use the SELECT statement to retrieve one or more columns of data from a table.
"Beyond Requirements" Case Study: Commission System
By Kent J. McDonald
Oct 13, 2015
Kent J. McDonald, author of Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset, details a case study on how agile analysis was used to build a commission system.
How to Use Regular Expressions TODAY in Your Windows PowerShell Code
By Timothy L. Warner
Oct 13, 2015
Do you need to learn all about regular expressions before using them with PowerShell? Nope. Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, doesn't waste time with boring backstory. Learn how to combine regex with your PowerShell code to jump right into performing search-and-replace operations, validation, and more.
Routers and Switches and Hubs, Oh My! An Introduction to Network Devices and Their Functions
By Sean Wilkins
Oct 12, 2015
Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, discusses some of the most common network devices that network engineers need to know and understand.
Setting Up Your PC: Windows 10 Edition
By Michael Miller
Oct 12, 2015
Michael Miller walks you through the basics of setting up your notebook, all-in-one desktop, or traditional desktop PC, as well as powering on, logging on to Windows, and shutting down, in this chapter from Easy Computer Basics, Windows 10 Edition.
Video: Effective Python: Working with Concurrency and Parallelism
By Brett Slatkin
Oct 12, 2015
Brett Slatkin, author of Effective Python LiveLessons (Video Training), discusses concurrency and parallelism in Python.
Getting to Know Windows 10—If You've Used Windows Before
By Michael Miller
Oct 8, 2015
Whether you're upgrading from Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows XP, Michael Miller will walk you through the differences (and improvements) in Windows 10, including its most important features, in this chapter from Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 10 Edition (includes Content Update Program), 8th Edition.
Get Acquainted with the GoPro Hero4 Black Camera
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 7, 2015
In this article, Jason R. Rich takes a look at the GoPro Hero4 camera and compares it to other GoPro camera models, as well as point-and-shoot digital camera options for taking pictures and shooting HD video in a wide range of situations.
PHR Exam Prep: Workforce Planning and Employment
By Cathy Winterfield
Oct 7, 2015
Responsibilities relating to workforce planning and employment provide HR professionals with the opportunity to have a lasting impact on the organization. Whether this impact is positive, however, depends in large part on the way in which HR professionals execute these responsibilities. This chapter from PHR Exam Prep: Professional in Human Resources, 3rd Edition covers how an HR professional can successfully execute workforce planning and employment.
Basic Layer 3 Routing Concepts
By Sean Wilkins
Oct 6, 2015
How does a message get from point A to point B on a network? Though the question may seem simple, the process isn't. Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, discusses how basic packet routing works.
Choosing an Airframe for Your Quadcopter Drone
By John Baichtal
Oct 5, 2015
So you want to build a quadcopter drone! The first step is selecting a chassis, or airframe. In this excerpt from Building Your Own Drones: A Beginners' Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs, John Baichtal shows you how.
Video: Effective Python: Consider Generator Expressions for Large Comprehensions
By Brett Slatkin
Oct 5, 2015
In this excerpt from Effective Python LiveLessons (Video Training), Brett Slatkin discusses the problem with list comprehensions for large inputs.
What Makes Smart Cars So Smart?
By Michael Miller
Oct 5, 2015
The era of the smart car is coming. We're talking cars so smart they park themselves, avoid collisions, and even phone home when they need maintenance. In this article, The Internet of Things author Michael Miller examines the current state of smart car technology, and looks at the ultimate future of smart cars -- the self-driving automobile.
Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Excel: Working with Seasonal Time Series
By Conrad Carlberg
Oct 1, 2015
This chapter from More Predictive Analytics: Microsoft Excel takes a look at how to decompose a time series so that you can see how its seasonality operates apart from its trend (if any).
Easy Windows 10: Using Cortana Search
By Mark Edward Soper
Sep 30, 2015
This chapter from Easy Windows 10 shows you how to get the most from the enhanced search tools in Windows 10, including Cortana, which provides voice-activated search of both the Web and your device, can send you reminders, and works hard to discover what you like so you get better search results.

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