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The Pitfalls of Parallelism
By David Chisnall
Jul 7, 2014
David Chisnall looks at some of the pitfalls that face programmers who try to add parallelism to applications without understanding the underlying architecture.
Information Security Principles of Success
By Jim Breithaupt, Mark S. Merkow
Jul 4, 2014
This chapter introduces these key information security principles and concepts, showing how the best security specialists combine their practical knowledge of computers and networks with general theories about security, technology, and human nature.
Writing Your First Java Program
By Rogers Cadenhead
Jul 4, 2014
Rogers Cadenhead shows you how to create, save, compile, and test your first Java program. You'll even get to do some basic debugging.
Five Common Causes of Organizational Dysfunction
By Pat Brans
Jul 3, 2014
Regardless of size, all human groups are subject to the same dynamics. Factors that hamper a small group can also cause a much larger structure to falter. In business, managers and employees alike suffer when an organization doesn't function optimally. Pat Brans points out what dysfunctional organizations have in common and how to spot the five biggest problems. Learn what you can do to turn your organization around.
The IT Consultant's Guide to Using LinkedIn for Business Development
By Matthew Moran
Jul 3, 2014
Learn how to use LinkedIn’s powerful networking capabilities to build your consulting business.
A Tour of Cisco Data Center Interconnect with OTV (Overlay Transport Virtualization)
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen
Jul 2, 2014
In this video Ron Fuller and David Jansen discuss how to evolve data centers into a multi-data center topology using interconnect functionality called Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).
CCIE Collaboration Quick Reference: Cisco Unified Communications Security
By Akhil Behl
Jul 2, 2014
In this chapter, Akhil Behl explains how to secure a converged communications network by discussing potential threats as well as options for maintaining the confidentiality of network data and its integrity.
Security by Design: Planning for Security in the Design, Deployment, and Operation of IT Systems
By Keith Barker, Scott Morris
Jul 2, 2014
In this video Keith Barker and Scott Morris discuss the importance of security as part of the design, deployment and operations of information system today.
Windows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C#: Arranging UI Elements
By Adam Nathan
Jul 2, 2014
The sizing and positioning of elements is called layout. Within the parent/child relationship between elements, this chapter focuses on the children, examining the common ways that you can control layout on a child-by-child basis.
Add Implicit Animations to Your iOS Views, Part 1
By Erica Sadun
Jul 1, 2014
Implicit animations automatically apply themselves as view properties change from one value to another. Learn how to create custom layer properties that implement implicit animations in this handy write-up.
Add Implicit Animations to Your iOS Views, Part 2
By Erica Sadun
Jul 1, 2014
In the first of this two-part series, you discovered the ways you add and control implicit animations with built-in properties. In this second part, you'll read about creating custom animatable properties.
Browsing and Searching eBay for Bargains
By Michael Miller
Jul 1, 2014
Discover the various ways to find items to buy on eBay by searching or just browsing, for product listing.
SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: Thinking in Sets
By Michael J. Hernandez, John Viescas
Jul 1, 2014
This chapter introduces the concept of an SQL set. It discusses each of the major set operations implemented in SQL in detail (intersection, difference, and union), and shows how to use set diagrams to visualize the problem you’re trying to solve. Finally, it introduces the basic SQL syntax and keywords (INTERSECT, EXCEPT, and UNION) for all three operations.
REST Web Services in WebSphere Liberty
By Kyle Brown, Roland Barcia, Karl Bishop, Matthew Perrins
Jun 30, 2014
This chapter covers REST Web Services in WebSphere Liberty, including discussions of JAX-RS, JSON Serialization, and RESTful SOA.
The Art of Computer Programming: Positional Number Systems
By Donald E. Knuth
Jun 30, 2014
Many people regard arithmetic as a trivial thing that children learn and computers do, but arithmetic is a fascinating topic with many interesting facets. In this excerpt from Art of Computer Programming, Volume 2: Seminumerical Algorithms, 3rd Edition, Donald E. Knuth begins this chapter on arithmetic with a discussion of positional number systems.
Xen PVH: Bringing Hardware to Paravirtualization
By David Chisnall
Jun 30, 2014
A lot of recent work in Xen and the operating systems that run atop it has been devoted to the new PVH mode. David Chisnall looks at what this adds for Xen guests and why it is important.
Creating 3D Objects with Cameras and Autodesk 123D Catch
By Bill Fane, John Biehler
Jun 27, 2014
In this chapter you will learn how to use the iOS and web versions of Autodesk's 123D Catch to create 3D models of just about anything from your digital photos.
The IT Consultant's Guide to Building Clout and Credibility
By Matthew Moran
Jun 27, 2014
Discover proven strategies and tools you can use to establish yourself as a subject matter expert.
A Strategic SEO Upfront Content Approach for WordPress SEO Success
By Jacob Aull
Jun 26, 2014
This chapter discusses starting SEO and developing a content strategy; outlines the best SEO content objectives, plans, and guides; explains how to pick the best keywords; and shows how to manage the WordPress SEO tools.
WebSockets in Windows Store Apps
By Jeremy Likness
Jun 26, 2014
The WebSockets protocol provides full-duplex communication on top of a TCP connection that is initiated by an HTTP handshake. The fact that it runs over existing HTTP and HTTPS ports allows it to pass easily through most existing firewall configurations. The Windows Runtime provides a powerful set of networking APIs that includes components specifically designed for WebSockets communications. In this article, Jeremy Likness shows how to connect to WebSockets using both message-based and real-time connections from Windows Store apps.

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