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Writing Simple JavaScript Programs for Your Web Page
By Phil Ballard
Jul 13, 2015
In this chapter from JavaScript in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 6th Edition, learn how JavaScript can be added to your web page, and then about some of the fundamental syntax of your JavaScript programs such as statements, variables, operators, and comments. You’ll also get your hands dirty with more code examples.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #4: Motherboard Selection Criteria (Knowing What to Look For)
By Scott Mueller
Jul 10, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott offers a simple motherboard selection checklist.
How IT Pros Can Automate the Employee Onboarding Process
By Adam Bertram
Jul 9, 2015
Adam Bertram explains the advantages of automating the processes involved in onboarding a new employee. Most of the initial steps in outfitting a new staffer are identical, regardless of the new hire's position. So why are we repeating those steps by hand when we could automate the process?
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #3: How L1 Cache Works on Your PC
By Scott Mueller
Jul 9, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott explains how L1 cache works like a savvy waiter in a restaurant--most of the time.
Video: Docker Containers: Create Private Docker Registries
By Christopher Negus
Jul 9, 2015
Setting up a private Docker registry allows you to share your images with people working on your project without exposing your project to the outside world. In this excerpt from Docker Containers LiveLessons, Christopher Negus shows you how to install and set up docker-registry in Fedora.
An Overview Digital Images and Video: Display, Representations, and Standards
By A. Murat Tekalp
Jul 8, 2015
This chapter from Digital Video Processing, 2nd Edition covers human visual perception and color models; analog-video representations; 2D digital video representations and a brief summary of current standards; 3D digital video display, representations, and standards; an overview of popular digital video applications, including digital TV, digital cinema, and video streaming; and factors affecting video quality and quantitative and subjective video-quality assessment.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #2: Comparing Processor Performance
By Scott Mueller
Jul 8, 2015
How can two processors that run at the same clock rate perform differently, with one running “faster” than the other? In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott discusses how to compare processor performance.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #1: Know Your PC's System Components
By Scott Mueller
Jul 7, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott walks you through all the components and peripherals in a modern PC system.
VLAN Communications: Making Networks Talk to Each Other
By Sean Wilkins
Jul 7, 2015
Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, discusses routing and communications options for virtual networks in various configurations.
Know Your Tools to Build Better iOS Apps
By Joe Keeley
Jul 6, 2015
iOS engineering manager Joe Keeley, author of Mastering iOS Frameworks: Beyond the Basics, 2nd Edition, takes a brief look at some of the most commonly used tools in iOS development, and introduces some specific things that a new developer can learn to get a lot of leverage and improve their development skills.
Oracle Exadata Smart Flash Cache in Depth
By Tariq Farooq, Sridhar Avantsa, Guy Harrison, Syed Jaffar Hussain, Charles Kim, Nitin Vengurlekar
Jul 6, 2015
In this chapter from Oracle Exadata Expert's Handbook, the authors review the architecture of Exadata Flash solid-state disk and examine in detail how Exadata Smart Flash Cache and Exadata Smart Flash Logging allow you to transparently leverage this Flash I/O.
Tips for Team Design in Agile IT Organizations
By Sriram Narayan
Jul 2, 2015
This chapter from Agile IT Organization Design: For Digital Transformation and Continuous Delivery describes how various multiteam configurations, including the matrix organization, reduce organizational agility and how having fewer outcome-oriented, cross-functional teams can help.
Using Transitions to Simplify JavaFX Animations
By Jeff Friesen
Jul 2, 2015
JavaFX simplifies common animations (such as fades and rotations) by providing 'canned' animation transition classes. Jeff Friesen introduces each of these classes and shows how to create your own custom transition classes.
Getting Started with Google Apps
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge, Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
Jul 1, 2015
Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Sites, Vault and more make up the Google Apps universe. In this chapter from My Google Apps, 2nd Edition, the authors tell you what the apps are and what they can do for you. After you’ve decided Google Apps is right for you, signing up is easy and fast.
Network Loop Prevention with the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
By Sean Wilkins
Jun 30, 2015
Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, examines the differences between the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and the more modern Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP).
SQL Server AlwaysOn and Availability Groups
By Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
Jun 29, 2015
SQL Server's AlwaysOn is taking the database world by storm. This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed dives into the AlwaysOn new features and availability groups.
Introduction to the Art of Scalability
By Martin L. Abbott, Michael T. Fisher
Jun 26, 2015
Michael T. Fisher and Martin L. Abbott introduce their book, The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise, 2nd Edition, which covers everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement.
Auto Property Enhancements in C# 6
By Bill Wagner
Jun 25, 2015
Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, demonstrates how enhancements in auto properties make it easier to express your design intent. This modern syntax helps your code's design to be cleaner and clearer, with a much more concise syntax for read-only properties.
The Code-Focused Experience in Visual Basic 2015
By Alessandro Del Sole
Jun 25, 2015
In this first article of a new series, Alessandro Del Sole, author of Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed, introduces improvements in the coding experience with Visual Studio 2015 applied to the Visual Basic programming language.
Video: Learn More Python the Hard Way: Refining
By Zed A. Shaw
Jun 24, 2015
Zed A. Shaw, author of Learn More Python the Hard Way LiveLessons (Workshop), discusses refining your Find Project.

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