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Open Source: GitHub for .NET Developers, Part 3: Documents and Statistics
By Alessandro Del Sole
Sep 15, 2016
In the third and final article of this series, Alessandro Del Sole explains how to create documentation for an open source repository and how to use GitHub's built-in statistical tools to analyze project activity.
Using Regression to Test Differences Between Group Means
By Conrad Carlberg
Sep 15, 2016

Analysis expert Conrad Carlberg discusses the use of regression analysis to analyze the influence of nominal variables (such as make of car or type of medical treatment) on interval variables (such as gas mileage or levels of indicators in blood tests).

You Are Who You Are Because of Your Choices
By Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn
Sep 15, 2016

Recognized thought leader Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn outlines her philosophy of life and success. Everyone has experiences in life that challenge them—she calls these events contrast. She explains how, if you ground yourself in an operating model of love and build mental discipline and emotional intelligence, you will be able to use these challenges to learn and grow.

Database as a Service Concepts-360 Degrees
By Tariq Farooq, Sridhar Avantsa, Pete Sharman
Sep 14, 2016

Oracle technologists explain the cloud computing implementation as it relates to database as a service (DBaaS).

Dealing with Latch and Mutex Contention
By Mike Ault, Jim Czuprynski, Tariq Farooq, Guy Harrison, Mohamed Houri, Syed Jaffar Hussain, Paulo Portugal
Sep 14, 2016
Latches and mutexes are similar to locks, and their very nature creates the potential for contention. In this chapter from Oracle Database Problem Solving and Troubleshooting Handbook, the authors review the latch and mutex implementation in Oracle before looking at specific contention scenarios.
Garbage First Overview
By Charlie Hunt, Monica Beckwith, Poonam Parhar, Bengt Rutisson
Sep 14, 2016

Performance consultants and engineers introduce the Garbage First (or G1) garbage collector (GC) along with a historical perspective on the garbage collectors in the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine (VM) and the reasoning behind G1’s inclusion in HotSpot.

Open Source: GitHub for .NET Developers, Part 2: Collaborating and Contributing
By Alessandro Del Sole
Sep 14, 2016
In Part 2 of this series, Alessandro Del Sole explains how other developers, either within a team or from the outside developer community, can collaborate on an open source project hosted on GitHub.
Trust, Convenience, and Millennials: The Collaborative Economy
By Clara Shih
Sep 14, 2016
In this chapter from The Social Business Imperative, Clara Shih examines the collaborative (or more accurately, sharing) economy, how it digitally connects on-demand labor with consumers, how social media factors in building trust, how the attitude of the millennial generation is transforming, business, and much more.
Understanding Configuration Manager Data
By Garth Jones, Kerrie Meyler, Dan Toll
Sep 14, 2016

Learn how ConfigMgr stores its inventory data and how to find that information.

The Challenge with Knowledge Transfers
By Vinod Sankaranarayanan
Aug 31, 2016

Vinod Sankaranarayanan outlines why every organization needs a ownership transfer process and begins his narrative by sharing stories from employees' perspectives.

Understanding Concurrency
By G. Blake Meike
Aug 26, 2016

In this sample chapter from Android Concurrency, author G. Blake Meike explains how concurrent programs are used in software and hardware, introduces threads for executing sequential instructions in concurrent orders, and discusses the Java memory model used to connect the work of application programmers and hardware developers into an optimized program.

Introduction to Augmented Reality
By Tobias Hollerer, Dieter Schmalstieg
Jun 10, 2016
In this chapter from Augmented Reality: Principles and Practice, Dieter Schmalstieg and Tobias Hollerer provide an introduction to the research field and practical occurrences of augmented reality, present a brief history of the field, take you on a whirlwind tour of AR application examples, and conclude with a discussion of related fields.
Open Source: GitHub for .NET Developers, Part 1: Version Control
By Alessandro Del Sole
Mar 3, 2016
In this new article series, Alessandro Del Sole introduces GitHub, the popular platform for collaboration on open source projects, from the point of view of .NET developers using Visual Studio 2015.
Introduction
By Ian Wedgwood
Mar 2, 2016
In this chapter from Lean Sigma, Ian Wedgwood examines who will benefit from this book, reviews the assumptions that are needed to follow its project-based approach, and explains the basics and terminology of the Lean Sigma process improvement methodology.
Views
By Phil Dutson
Feb 29, 2016
In this chapter from Android Development Patterns, Phil Dutson covers the View class and several subclasses, and explains how to create a custom view.
Watching TV on Your Devices
Feb 26, 2016
In this chapter from My Digital Entertainment for Seniors, Jason R. Rich explains buying and streaming shows on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, and discusses some apps that enhance your viewing experience on a regular TV.
Designing and Deploying Cisco Unified IM and Presence
By Chris Olsen
Feb 25, 2016
This chapter describes the Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence (IM&P) architecture and design.
Using Analog Sensors with the Raspberry Pi
By Richard Blum
Feb 25, 2016
Richard Blum, co-author of Sams Teach Yourself Python Programming for Raspberry Pi in 24 Hours, Second Edition, walks through how to use analog sensors to capture data with your Raspberry Pi.
How to Stimulate Innovation Without Blowing Up the Lab
By Pat Brans
Feb 24, 2016
Modern organizations have to think ahead if they don't want to fall behind. But how can you motivate your people to come up with tomorrow's ideas when they're occupied with meeting today's needs? Pat Brans talks with Keith Harmeyer about why innovation is essential, how to encourage creative thinking, and the value (and risk) involved in making innovation part of the job.
Quality Management Systems: Adding Business Value
By Alka Jarvis, Paul Palmes
Feb 24, 2016
Learn the reasons, methods, and possible tools to achieve initial registration or upgrade to the 2015 revision of ISO 9001 that add value to your business.

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