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Customizing a Pivot Table in Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen, Michael Alexander
Jan 5, 2016
This chapter from Excel 2016 Pivot Table Data Crunching covers how you can use many powerful settings to tweak pivot tables. These tweaks range from making cosmetic changes to changing the underlying calculation used in the pivot table.
The Next Step Beyond the Macro Recorder in VBA Programming
By Tracy Syrstad
Jan 5, 2016
Don’t rely solely on the macro recorder to teach you VBA programming; it’s meant only as an introduction, and you can’t rely on it for more advanced programming methods. Tracy Syrstad, co-author of Excel 2016 VBA and Macros, provides 10 macro recorder tips that will take your VBA programming skills up a level or two.
Video: Learning HTML and CSS: A Course Introduction
By Jennifer Kyrnin
Jan 5, 2016
In this excerpt from Learning HTML & CSS LiveLessons (Video Training), Jennifer Kyrnin introduces her course and explains why you should learn HTML and CSS. By the end of this course, you will know enough HTML and CSS to go out and design and build a great looking site!
Why Should You Consider Passing the SCYBER Exam?
By Joseph Muniz
Jan 5, 2016
Modern organizations rely on specialists to keep cyber criminals at bay. How can you demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to gain a desirable job in a security-related position? Joseph Muniz, co-author of Security Operations Center: Building, Operating, and Maintaining Your SOC, explains the value of achieving the Cisco SCYBER certification, which is designed around responding to cyber attacks.
Introduction to Hadoop Distributed File System Versions 1.0 and 2.0
By Manpreet Singh, Arshad Ali
Jan 4, 2016
This chapter from Big Data Analytics with Microsoft HDInsight in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself introduces Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), one of the core components of Hadoop for storing data in a distributed manner in the Hadoop cluster. It covers architecture and how data gets stored, the processes of reading from HDFS and writing data to HDFS, and internal behavior to ensure fault tolerance. It also covers HDFS 2.0, which comes as a part of Hadoop 2.0.
Multiplayer Game Programming: An Overview of Networked Games
By Josh Glazer, Sanjay Madhav
Jan 4, 2016
Although there are notable exceptions, the concept of networked multiplayer games didn’t really catch on with mainstream gamers until the 1990s. This chapter from Multiplayer Game Programming: Architecting Networked Games first gives a brief history of how multiplayer games evolved from the early networked games of the 1970s to the massive industry today. Next, the chapter provides an overview of the architecture of two popular network games from the 1990s—Starsiege: Tribes and Age of Empires. Many of the techniques used in these games are still in use today, so this discussion gives insight into the overall challenges of engineering a networked multiplayer game.
Video: Docker Orchestration and Microservices: Use Docker Machine to Deploy to a Cloud Provider
By Charles David Crawford
Jan 4, 2016
In this excerpt from Docker Orchestration and Microservices LiveLessons, Charles David Crawford shows you how easy it is to use Docker Machine with a cloud provider, specifically Digital Ocean.
Working with Notebooks in OneNote 2016
By Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
Jan 1, 2016
This chapter from My OneNote 2016 explains how notebooks work in OneNote, including how to start new notebooks as well as remove old notebooks you no longer use.
Make Traveling Easier with Your iPad
By Gary Rosenzweig, Gary Eugene Jones
Dec 31, 2015
This excerpt from My iPad for Seniors, 3rd Edition shows you how to take advantage of some of the best iPad apps for planning and managing your travel needs.
Video: Docker Orchestration and Microservices: How Docker Can Benefit a Microservice Architecture
By Charles David Crawford
Dec 31, 2015
In this excerpt from Docker Orchestration and Microservices LiveLessons, Charles David Crawford explains why Docker can be a great companion for a microservice or service-oriented architecture.
Working with Pictures in PowerPoint 2016
By Echo Swinford
Dec 31, 2015
In this chapter from My PowerPoint 2016, learn how to insert and format pictures in PowerPoint 2016. Specific topics in this chapter include inserting pictures, cropping and resizing pictures, formatting pictures, compressing pictures, and creating a photo album.
Measuring Network Complexity
By Russ White, Jeff (Evgeny) Tantsura
Dec 30, 2015
In this chapter from Navigating Network Complexity: Next-generation routing with SDN, service virtualization, and service chaining, the authors begin by examining some methods proposed to measure network complexity, and then consider ordered versus unordered complexity. Finally, they examine several realms of complexity that will lead to practical applications.
Video: Docker Orchestration and Microservices: Define a Docker Registry
By Charles David Crawford
Dec 30, 2015
One of the main benefits of Docker is that it's a good way to distribute your application. A good way to do this is through a Docker registry. In this excerpt from Docker Orchestration and Microservices LiveLessons, Charles David Crawford discusses using Docker registries, including Docker Hub.
10 Language and Technology Trends for 2016
By Jeff Friesen
Dec 29, 2015
What current programming languages and technologies will become even more important in 2016? Jeff Friesen presents 10 candidates that will offer significant continuing job rewards to people who can apply them effectively.
Starting a New Django Project: Building a Startup Categorizer with Blog
By Andrew Pinkham
Dec 29, 2015
In this chapter from Django Unleashed, Andrew Pinkham introduces the modern world of building dynamic websites. He starts by introducing web technologies and jargon before taking a look at Django. His introduction to Django focuses on what Django is and appropriate ways to use it. He then outlines the project you'll build, scoping out the content for not only Part I but also Parts II and III. This overview gives you the opportunity to use Django to generate a basic project that you'll use throughout the book.
WAN Technologies: Important Points of Interest, Part 1 of 3
By Sean Wilkins
Dec 29, 2015
In the first article of a three-part series, Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, Academic Edition, provides an overview of some of the wide area networking (WAN) technologies that network engineers need to know to get that first job in the industry, or to move up in their chosen field.
Video: Docker Orchestration and Microservices: An Introduction
By Charles David Crawford
Dec 28, 2015
Docker has prompted many changes in the software development pipeline. In this excerpt from Docker Orchestration and Microservices LiveLessons, Charles David Crawford introduces his video course, discussing the importance and complexities of Docker.
Video: Mastering the Requirements Process: Volere Flow
By Suzanne Robertson, James Robertson
Dec 28, 2015
Suzanne and James Robertson, co-author of Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons--Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing (Video Training), discuss Volere Flow, which is how you get from the business problem all the way to the atomic functional and non-functional requirements.
How to Lose Weight with iPhone Apps from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem
By Jason Rich
Dec 27, 2015
In this excerpt from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, Jason Rich explains what you can expect to find in the iPhone apps from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem.
How to Use the Nike+ Training Club App on iPhone or Apple Watch
By Jason Rich
Dec 26, 2015
If your fitness activities extend beyond running and are more exercise or workout oriented, the Nike+ Training Club app is for you! In this excerpt from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, Jason Rich shows you how this free app offers a guided collection of exercises and workout routines that display on your iPhone in live-action video.

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