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Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks
By Michael Miller
Mar 3, 2014
Now that Windows 8.1 is widely available, how do you get the most out of it? In this article Michael Miller presents a dozen tips and tricks you can use to become a more effective — and efficient — Windows 8.1 user.
Learning Mobile App Development: Using Eclipse for Android Development
By Jakob Iversen, Michael Eierman
Feb 28, 2014
This chapter is an introduction to building a complete Android app. The chapter includes creating a new app project, exploring the components of an Android app, setting up the emulator to run and test apps, and building a variation of the traditional Hello World app
Unleashing Talent in an Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership
By Pollyanna Pixton, Paul Gibson, Niel Nickolaisen
Feb 28, 2014
No one person can know everything and needs to rely on the talents of others to be successful in a role, on a project, or in the marketplace. With the increasing pace of change, trusting each other—and unleashing talent—is critical.
Learning iCloud Data Management: Setting Up iCloud for Development
By Jesse Feiler
Feb 27, 2014
This chapter looks at iCloud from the developer’s perspective, providing a high-level view of additions and modifications to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch with particular emphasis on setting up iCloud in your app.
Data Just Right Video Tutorials: How to Use Hadoop, Hive, Shark, R, Apache Pig, Mahout, and Google BigQuery
By Michael Manoochehri
Feb 26, 2014
Michael Manoochehri provides viewers with an introduction to implementing practical solutions for common data problems. This excerpt from Data Just Right LiveLessonscontains three sample videos: 1. Loading Data into Hive, 2. Writing a Multistep MapReduce Job Using the mrjob Python Library, and 3. Using the Pandas Library for Analyzing Time Series Data.
Find What You Need with the Windows 8.1 Help & Tips App
By Katherine Murray
Feb 26, 2014
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft has given us something we should have had all along: a kind of map to help us learn the basics of the new operating system. This article introduces the new Help & Tips app, available on the Windows 8.1 Start screen.
Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient: Programming with Lambdas
By Cay S. Horstmann
Feb 26, 2014
This chapter shows how to create your own Java libraries that make use of lambda expressions and functional interfaces.
Building Breakernoid in MonoGame, Part 2
By Sanjay Madhav
Feb 25, 2014
In the second of four articles on how to create a clone of classic brick-breaking games using C# and MonoGame, Sanjay Madhav guides you through the physics of ball movement and collisions with the paddle and blocks.
Cisco CCENT Practice and Study Guide: Subnetting IP Networks
By Allan Johnson
Feb 25, 2014
This chapter reviews the process of subnetting IP networks. First, by reviewing a process for subnetting IPv4 networks, then, by practicing subnetting skills, including several scenarios.
Communicating with Other LinkedIn Members
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Feb 24, 2014
In this chapter, you learn about the LinkedIn network and the many ways to communicate with other LinkedIn members.
Getting to Know Windows 8.1
By Michael Miller
Feb 21, 2014
This chapter shows you the basics of starting and using Windows 8.1, the software and operating system that makes your computer work.
Applying Test-Driven Development to Architecture to Keep Your Team on Target
By Max Guernsey, Michael G. Brown
Feb 20, 2014
Max Guernsey III (author of Test-Driven Database Development: Unlocking Agility) and Mike Brown discuss how to take advantage of the talents of your team's architects to develop visionary software responsibly.
Building Windows Store Apps with with HTML5 and JavaScript
By Stephen Walther
Feb 20, 2014
This chapter teaches the basics of building Windows Store apps, showing how to take advantage of the features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to build, run, and debug a Windows Store app.
Marketing with Vine
By Michael Miller
Feb 20, 2014
Vine is the mobile social network that lets people share short (six-second) videos from their smartphones. Major businesses such as Bacardi, Doritos, General Electric, Lowes, and Target are already marketing on Vine. In this article, author Michael Miller shows businesses why Vine is important, and how they can use Vine’s six-second videos to attract and connect with customers.
Customizing Your Mac with OS X Mavericks Custom Settings
By Kate Binder
Feb 19, 2014
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to customize the Finder, the Dock, the desktop, your screen saver, and your security preferences. You’ll also learn how to make your own Dashboard widgets — tiny custom programs that you can build from pieces of your favorite websites.
Five Ways to Improve Your Windows Store Experience
By Katherine Murray
Feb 19, 2014
The Windows Store has been improved in Windows 8.1. Katherine Murray shows you how to get more information about apps, check the apps you installed, search for new apps, purchase the ones you want, and update apps seamlessly while you work.
Building Breakernoid in MonoGame, Part 1
By Sanjay Madhav
Feb 18, 2014
In the first of four articles on how to create a clone of classic brick-breaking games using C# and MonoGame, Sanjay Madhav walks you through setting up the basic infrastructure, creating a base game object class, and adding a moving paddle.
Managing Your Apps in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Feb 18, 2014
Katherine Murray shows you how to manage the apps installed by default in Windows 8.1 and points you toward the Windows Store, from which you can find and download new apps to help you make the most of Windows 8.1 features.
Overcoming Obstacles as a Beginner, a Minority, or a Woman in Computer Science
By Allison Collier
Feb 18, 2014
Allison Collier, a freshman computer science student at Virginia Tech, discusses how to succeed in computer science despite the adversity beginners, minorities and women may experience while pursuing a CS major or minor.
Working with Text, Keyboards, and Buttons in iOS 7 App Development
By John Ray
Feb 18, 2014
This chapter shows how to create an application that uses multiple different input and output techniques. It teaches how to implement and use editable text fields, text views, and graphical buttons, and how to configure the onscreen keyboard.

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