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If You Ever Wanted to Become a Game Developer, Now's the Time!
By James Henley
Apr 8, 2015
Are you creating code or art for someone else, while dreaming of putting that effort into games of your own? James A. Henley, co-author of Learning 2D Game Development with Unity: A Hands-On Guide to Game Creation, knows what it takes to jump from dreaming to doing. Whether you're a hobbyist or you want to make a serious career change, he shows why there may never be a better time than now for you to take the leap.
Host, Storage, Network, and Application Integration into a Secure Enterprise Architecture
By Robin Abernathy, Troy McMillan
Apr 6, 2015
This chapter from CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) CAS-002 Cert Guide covers secure data flows to meet changing business needs, standards, interoperability issues, technical deployment models, logical deployment diagram and corresponding physical deployment diagram of all relevant devices, secure infrastructure design, storage Integration, and enterprise application integration enablers.
Video: Introduction to Information Security: Institute Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery
By Scott Aurnou
Apr 3, 2015
Your business just had an information security incident--now what do you do? In this video excerpt from Introduction to Information Security LiveLessons (Video Training), Scott Aurnou discusses the difference between business continuity and disaster recovery plans, how to create them, and when to implement them.
Smart TVs: Viewing in a Connected World
By Michael Miller
Apr 2, 2015
For many people, today’s so-called “smart TVs” represent the first foray into the connected world of the Internet of Things. Just what is a smart TV, and how smart is it, really? Whether or not today’s smart TVs are truly part of the Internet of Things is an open question, but there’s no question that these connected viewing devices are changing the way people watch TV and movies. Read on to learn more in this chapter from The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World.
Warning Signs of Companies with Cultures You Don’t Want to Join
By Thursday Bram
Apr 2, 2015
Checking for warning signs during your job hunt may be your only opportunity to avoid a toxic work culture. Business writer Thursday Bram tells you what to keep your eye out for during the application and interview process.
Three New Patterns for Organizational and Personal Change
By Linda Rising
Apr 1, 2015
Linda Rising, co-author of More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen, introduces some new patterns that can have an effect not just on cooperation among co-workers, but on how we live and interact with other people day to day.
Video: JavaFX Programming: Create a Chain of Effects
By Paul Anderson
Apr 1, 2015
In this video excerpt from JavaFX Programming LiveLessons, Part I (Video Training), Paul Anderson describes what chaining is and demonstrates how to chain effects in JavaFX.
Dependency Injection the Easy Way
By Jesse Smith
Mar 31, 2015
Dependency injection (DI) can be a somewhat difficult concept to grasp and even more confusing to apply to new or existing applications. Jesse Smith shows you how to perform DI without an injection container by using either C# or Java.
CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide: Network Components
By Keith Barker, Kevin Wallace
Mar 30, 2015
Many modern networks contain a daunting number of devices, and it is your job to understand the function of each device and how they work with one another. This chapter from CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide covers characteristics of media types, infrastructure components, and specialized network devices.
Discovering Swift and the iOS Playground
By John Ray
Mar 27, 2015
In this excerpt from iOS 8 Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 6th Edition, John Ray takes you through the steps you need to know to be comfortable with Swift and starts you down the path to mastering this unique and powerful language.
Video: Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer Exam (1Z0 803): Course Introduction
By Simon Roberts
Mar 27, 2015
In this video excerpt from Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer Exam (1Z0-803) Complete Video Course, Java instructor, architect, and programmer Simon Roberts introduces the course, what he covers in the course, how the course is structured, and his teaching approach.
Foreword, Preface, and Introduction to More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen
By Mary Lynn Manns, Linda Rising
Mar 26, 2015
Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising introduce their book, More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen, which covers techniques for implementing change in teams of all sizes, and demonstrates how to use these techniques effectively.
Mastering the Three Core Windows PowerShell Cmdlets
By Timothy L. Warner
Mar 25, 2015
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, shows how to use the 'Holy Trinity' of PowerShell cmdlets (Get-Command, Get-Help, and Get-Member) to find, learn, and apply useful PowerShell commands for your work.
Preface to iOS 8 Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself
By John Ray
Mar 24, 2015
In this preface to iOS 8 Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 6th Edition, John Ray explains what you will learn in his book, covers who can become in iOS developer, and discusses who the book is for.
Programming with SOLID Principles
By Jesse Smith
Mar 23, 2015
Introduced by software engineer Robert Martin in the early 2000s, the five basic SOLID principles for good object-oriented programming design discussed in this article make code-bases more clean and maintainable. Jesse Smith shows you how the principles discussed here enable you to create more flexible, robust and reusable code.
The Inefficiency of Multitasking: Why Your Smartphone Is a 'Weapon of Mass Distraction'
By Scott Will
Mar 20, 2015
Scott Will, co-author of Being Agile: Eleven Breakthrough Techniques to Keep You from "Waterfalling Backward", will convince you that multitasking simply wastes time and energy. Learn how to give up multitasking - and get more done.
Effective Python Item 40: Consider Coroutines to Run Many Functions Concurrently
By Brett Slatkin
Mar 18, 2015
There are numerous problems with threads in Python, but Python can work around almost all of these issues with coroutines, which let you have many seemingly simultaneous functions in your Python programs. Brett Slatkin discusses coroutines in this excerpt from Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python.
Increasing Your Gmail Productivity
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Mar 18, 2015
Has email taken over your day? In this chapter from Gmail Tips, Tricks, and Tools: Streamline Your Inbox, Increase Your Email Productivity, and Save Hours a Week, Patrice-Anne Rutledge will show you a four-step process for resolving email overwhelm, how to clean up your inbox, process your email, and manage multiple email accounts.
Using JSON in iOS Apps
By Wei-Meng Lee
Mar 18, 2015
JSON is fast replacing XML as the de facto standard for data representation and data exchange. Wei-Meng Lee shows how easily you can use JSON in your iOS apps.
Virtualizing Cisco Network Devices
By Navaid Shamsee, Ahmed Afrose, Hesham Fayed, Ozden Karakok, David Klebanov
Mar 17, 2015
This chapter from CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide covers the virtualization capabilities of the Nexus 7000 and Nexus 5000 switches using Virtual Device Context (VDC) and Network Interface Virtualization (NIV).

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