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Beyond Big Data: Understanding Social MDM Reference Architecture
By Martin Oberhofer, Eberhard Hechler, Ivan Milman, Scott Schumacher, Dan Wolfson
Nov 5, 2014
Reference architectures encapsulate architectural best practices harvested and harnessed from a series of implementations. In this chapter from Beyond Big Data: Using Social MDM to Drive Deep Customer Insight, the authors introduce the Social MDM Reference Architecture regarding its key capabilities based on the capability framework. The primary purpose of this chapter is to enable you to understand the relevant components, their relationships, and interactions for building MDM solutions—specifically for Social MDM use cases.
Power Up Your Large-Scale JavaScript Development with TypeScript
By Bill Wagner
Nov 5, 2014
Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, explores the TypeScript language, walking through a detailed example that shows how TypeScript complements JavaScript. Learn how to build modern code that's more productive and easier to maintain.
Introduction to HBase, the NoSQL Database for Hadoop: Programming HBase with Java
By Steven Haines
Nov 4, 2014
The first article in this series (“Introduction to HBase”) presented HBase, also known as the Hadoop database and described how to set up a local environment and manipulate data using the HBase shell. This article continues by demonstrating how to interact with HBase using Java. You learn how to put data into HBase, get data out of HBase, delete data from HBase, and how to perform a table scan to extract a range of records. Finally, you see how to set up an HBase project using Maven.
Receiving and Reading Email in Gmail
By Michael Miller
Nov 3, 2014
In this lesson from Gmail in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, 2nd Edition, you learn how to receive, read, and reply to Gmail messages.
Running the Setup Wizard in Your Samsung Galaxy S5
By Elna Tymes
Nov 3, 2014
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors, you learn how to set up your Samsung Galaxy S5, including running the Setup Wizard, darkening and restoring the display, and setting a screen timeout interval.
SharePoint 2013 "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) Best Practices
By Errin O'Connor
Oct 30, 2014
As devices continue to be more advanced and major mobile carriers lower and/or offer near unlimited usage, the dividing lines between what is really a “corporate device” versus a “personal device” continue to blur. In a perfect world, users could use one device for both work and play but as we see in the news on a near weekly basis, information security is far from a perfect science .SharePoint expert Errin O’Connor brings insight into the “bring your own device” (BYOD) conundrum that so many organization face on a daily basis.
Video: Paul Duvall on DevOps and AWS
By Paul M. Duvall
Oct 30, 2014
Paul Duvall, author of DevOps in AWS LiveLessons Video Training, talks about why video is great for learning DevOps, continuous integration, the difference between continuous delivery and continuous deployment, and what's so exciting about The Cloud.
Fixing Windows Devices That Can't Start
By Mark Edward Soper
Oct 29, 2014
If you have a windows desktop or tablet that won't start, Mark Edward Soper will help you troubleshoot it, in this excerpt from The PC and Gadget Help Desk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing. Mark covers BIOS configuration settings, Windows configuration issues, BIOS startup error messages and solutions, and Windows 7 and 8 error recovery and advanced boot options.
On the 20th Anniversary of Design Patterns
By InformIT Editorial Team
Oct 28, 2014
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Design Patterns, we asked members of the community to comment on what the book and the patterns movement has meant to them. Here are their answers.
Why Design Patterns Still Matter
By Matthew Heusser
Oct 28, 2014
Matt Heusser explores where design patterns came from, shows why they matter, and argues that they're more relevant today than ever.
Introduction to HBase, the NoSQL Database for Hadoop
By Steven Haines
Oct 27, 2014
HBase is called the Hadoop database because it is a NoSQL database that runs on top of Hadoop. It combines the scalability of Hadoop by running on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), with real-time data access as a key/value store and deep analytic capabilities of Map Reduce. This article introduces HBase and describes how it organizes and manages data and then demonstrates how to set up a local HBase environment and interact with data using the HBase shell.
Project Overview of Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters
By Oliver Villar
Oct 27, 2014
In this chapter from Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters, learn about the process for creating a character from scratch. You'll gain basic knowledge about how you can divide any project into stages and execute it.
Customizing Android to Your Liking in Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow, Lonzell Watson
Oct 23, 2014
Learn how to customize Android settings on your Galaxy Tab 4, including creating password protection, setting parental restrictions, changing the date and time, modifying your wallpaper, setting alert sounds, and changing keyboard settings, in this excerpt from My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
Camtasia Studio QuickStart Guide for Authors, Part 2: Using Postproduction Features to Edit, Enhance, and Produce Your Video
By Tom Bunzel
Oct 22, 2014
Tom Bunzel, author of Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication, concludes his two-part series on TechSmith's Camtasia by showing how to edit, customize, and produce your specialized video and audio projects with Camtasia Editor.
Introduction to Oracle Databases on Virtual Infrastructure
By Kannan Mani, Don Sullivan
Oct 22, 2014
99.9% of all database or data management systems should be considered candidates for virtualization on vSphere. In this chapter from Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere, the authors argue that Oracle databases and software are prime candidates to consider migrating to virtualized infrastructure.
Overview of SharePoint 2013's Social Computing Capabilities
By Errin O'Connor
Oct 21, 2014
Social collaboration in the workplace has been embraced by some organizations and really shunned by others due to possible legal and compliance concerns. Both types of organizations, those who embrace it and those who feel the ROI does not outweigh the risk, have valid points and underlying driving reasons for their overall stance on this subject. SharePoint expert Errin O’Connor tries to shed light on the capabilities of SharePoint 2013’s Social capabilities and discuss the ways your organization may be able to embrace these to provide real value to your organization.
The Mobile Commerce Revolution and the Current State of Mobile
By Tim Hayden, Tom Webster
Oct 20, 2014
The statistics in this chapter from The Mobile Commerce Revolution: Business Success in a Wireless World underline what is truly powerful about mobile technology: It’s not about enabling things we couldn’t have imagined. Instead, today’s mobile technology enables exactly what the average consumer could have imagined, albeit in settings and situations that could not have been predicted.
Understanding JavaScript
By Julie C. Meloni
Oct 20, 2014
This chapter from HTML, CSS and JavaScript All in One, Sams Teach Yourself: Covering HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, 2nd Edition introduces the concept of web scripting and the JavaScript language. As the chapter moves ahead, you’ll learn how to include JavaScript commands directly in your HTML documents, and how your scripts will be executed when the page is viewed in a browser. You will work with a simple script, edit it, and test it in your browser, all the while learning the basic tasks involved in creating and using JavaScript scripts.
A Video Interview with Herb Sutter on C++ Standards
By Herb Sutter, Brian Overland
Oct 16, 2014
Herb Sutter, the lead software architect for C++ at Microsoft, head of the ISO C++ standards committee, and co-author of C++ Coding Standards talks with Brian Overland about how the standards committee evaluates proposals, the importance of being egoless, how to submit a proposal to the standards committee, why the committee decided to update the standard every three years, and the adoption of C++ in cross-platform mobile apps.
Using Models to Help Plan Tests in Agile Projects
By Janet Gregory, Lisa Crispin
Oct 16, 2014
This chapter from More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team looks at some foundations of agile test planning and how they are evolving.

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