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Using Analog Sensors with the Raspberry Pi
By Richard Blum
Feb 25, 2016
Richard Blum, co-author of Sams Teach Yourself Python Programming for Raspberry Pi in 24 Hours, Second Edition, walks through how to use analog sensors to capture data with your Raspberry Pi.
How to Stimulate Innovation Without Blowing Up the Lab
By Pat Brans
Feb 24, 2016
Modern organizations have to think ahead if they don't want to fall behind. But how can you motivate your people to come up with tomorrow's ideas when they're occupied with meeting today's needs? Pat Brans talks with Keith Harmeyer about why innovation is essential, how to encourage creative thinking, and the value (and risk) involved in making innovation part of the job.
Quality Management Systems: Adding Business Value
By Alka Jarvis, Paul Palmes
Feb 24, 2016
Learn the reasons, methods, and possible tools to achieve initial registration or upgrade to the 2015 revision of ISO 9001 that add value to your business.
Validation of XML in Data-Centric Systems
By Stephen B. Morris
Feb 24, 2016
Data validation remains an un-sexy part of software development. In spite of its importance to the success of so many systems, validation is often added as a nearly optional and sometimes poorly crafted extra. Omitting solid XML validation is dangerous. It's also unnecessary, because XML Schema 1.1 offers compelling data-management features that simplify validation, as Stephen B. Morris explains.
Saving with SQLite
By Joseph Annuzzi, Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey
Feb 23, 2016
What if you need to store structured data for your application, such as data more suited for storing in a database? That's where SQLite comes in. In this chapter, learn to modify the SampleMaterial application so that Card data is stored persistently in a SQLite database on the device and will survive various lifecycle events. By the end of this chapter, you will be confident in adding a SQLite database for your application.
Securing Cisco Device Management
By Sean Wilkins
Feb 23, 2016
Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, Academic Edition, discusses available solutions for addressing basic security concerns of Cisco network devices, including important protocols that every security approach should implement.
Sports Performance Measurement and Analytics: Anatomy and Physiology
By Lorena Martin
Feb 21, 2016
Understanding the basics of anatomy and physiology is fundamental to obtaining a more comprehensive knowledge of what it means to be an athlete.
WAN Technologies
By Allan Johnson
Feb 21, 2016
Learn the characteristics and benefits of various WAN technologies.
Using Apps and Games on My Apple TV
By Sam Costello
Feb 20, 2016
Apple TV has its own App Store that takes the device far beyond the pre-installed apps. Some of your favorite iPhone and iPad apps will probably show up in the Apple TV App Store, but there will also be some new apps that you won’t be able to live without.
Integration: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why You Should Care
By Chad W. Autry, Mark A. Moon
Feb 19, 2016
Learn why efforts to achieve true business integration must be driven both from the top down and from the bottom up.
Shopping Safely Online
By Michael Miller
Feb 19, 2016
Learn how to shop safely online, including how to make a purchase, how to buy and sell on eBay, and how to buy and sell on Craigslist.
SPHR Exam Prep: Workforce Planning and Employment
By Cathy Winterfield
Feb 19, 2016
An organization’s overall success will be determined to a significant degree by its ability to have the right people, with the right skills, in the right places, at the right times. Although this statement sounds somewhat straightforward, let’s take a closer look at what it actually means.
Windows PowerShell: When to Choose Workflow Versus Script Functions
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 19, 2016
With many maintenance tasks to perform on your network, you don't enjoy running a bunch of individual functions on multiple computers. Isn't there a better way? Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, explains how to take advantage of the PowerShell workflow to group and simplify your day-to-day network activities.
Apache Cordova and Server-Side Technologies
By John M. Wargo
Feb 18, 2016
If you want to use Apache Cordova with apps that make use of server-side scripting technologies, you've probably been stymied on how to proceed. John M. Wargo, author of Apache Cordova 4 Programming, explains why this process isn't as simple as it seems. However, not only is it possible, but a little effort yields reusable code for converting your desktop web and native mobile apps.
Exploring Interface Builder
By John Ray
Feb 18, 2016
This hour introduces you to Interface Builder: the remarkable user interface (UI) editor integrated into Xcode. Interface Builder provides a visual approach to application interface design that is fun, intuitive, and deceptively powerful.
Two Meta Trends Shaping the Competition
By Jeb Dasteel, Amir Hartman, Craig LeGrande
Feb 18, 2016
Why is mastering the art of customer success delivery so important and so urgent? Simply speaking, it’s because we believe it will be an indispensable capability for thriving in the face of two meta trends of the next decade: the Customer First Revolution and the Subscription Economy.
Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing
By Eric Butow
Feb 18, 2016
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Eric Butow walks through how to use some of your device's preinstalled apps. Stay up to date with Google Now, and create and share files with Microsoft Office.
Working with Objects in Java
By Rogers Cadenhead
Feb 18, 2016
Learn how to create objects, test and modify their class and instance variables, call an object’s methods, and convert objects from one class to another.
Efficient Windows PowerShell Administration with WMI and CIM
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 17, 2016
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, differentiates between the often-confused terms WMI and CIM, and explains how best to use these technologies with Windows PowerShell.
Negotiating a Raise: Best Practices for Software Engineers
By Pat Brans
Feb 17, 2016
If you've been working at a particular job for a while, you might be thinking that it's about time you got paid more for your efforts. But usually it's not as easy as just saying, 'Hey, Boss, can I have a raise?' How do you translate your desire to earn more into the reality of a larger paycheck? Pat Brans provides guidelines for putting together your negotiation strategy and preparing for success at the bargaining table.

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