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IPv4 Routing Protocol Concepts
By Wendell Odom, Chad Hintz
Dec 3, 2014
This chapter from CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide introduces the concepts behind Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs), typically used inside one company. In particular, this chapter discusses the theory behind types of routing protocols, including distance vector and link-state logic. The chapter also introduces the Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol.
Video: iOS Development with iOS Author Carl Brown
By Carl Brown
Dec 3, 2014
In this video interview, Carl Brown, author of App Accomplished: Strategies for App Development Success, talks to InformIT about the current state of Swift development, why Swift is an investment, and his most recent Swift development projects.
Video: The Current State of Swift Development with iOS Developer Ash Furrow
By Ash Furrow, Brad Yale
Dec 3, 2014
Ash Furrow, author of iOS UICollectionView: The Complete Guide, 2nd Edition and the upcoming "Your First Swift App" talks with Pearson community specialist Brad Yale about the current state of Swift development.
From Mathematics to Generic Programming: The First Algorithm
By Alexander A. Stepanov, Daniel E. Rose
Dec 2, 2014
Despite its long history, the notion of an algorithm didn’t always exist; it had to be invented. The authors of From Mathematics to Generic Programming look at the history of the algorithm, starting in Egypt 4000 years ago.
Sharing Files, Devices, and Services on Your MacBook (Yosemite Edition)
By John Ray
Dec 2, 2014
In this chapter from My MacBook (Yosemite Edition), you learn how to use your Mac to share and access resources over a network, including sharing files and folders using AirDrop and File Sharing, file sharing with Windows computers, setting Share Permissions, using the Share menu to quickly share files online, sharing and accessing network printers, sharing your screen and viewing remote systems, and turning your Mac into an Internet Access Point.
Preface to The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride
By Sandro Mancuso
Dec 1, 2014
In this preface to The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride, Sandro Mancuso tells the story of how he learned about the concept of software craftsmanship as a young programmer in Brazil.
Responsive Mobile Design Dos and Don’ts
By Phil Dutson
Dec 1, 2014
Getting started with a responsive design can be a struggle, especially if you have never worked on one before. Phil Dutson, author of Responsive Mobile Design: Designing for Every Device, offers this list of the Dos and Don’ts that will accelerate your understanding of working responsively and warn you of the potential pitfalls of working with mobile devices. Make better decisions regarding fluid or fixed design, when it makes sense to use frameworks and breakpoints, and when adaptive design is and isn’t a good idea.
Video: The Current State of Swift Development with iOS Author Randy Scovil
By Randy Scovil
Dec 1, 2014
Randy Scovil, author of Learning to Build iOS Apps with Swift: A Hands-On Guide to Swift App Development, answers questions from Pearson Community Specialist Brad Yale about the overall impact of Swift on the developer community, how Swift will affect the future of Objective-C, and the strengths and weaknesses of Swift vs. Objective-C.
Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
By Brad Miser
Nov 28, 2014
In this chapter from My iPhone (Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S), 8th Edition, Brad Miser shows you how to customize your home screen, set keyboard, format, and language options, choose the noises your phone makes, set preferences for Notifications, Do Not Disturb, Privacy, and Location Services, and manage security options.
Advanced Android Application Development: Handling Advanced User Input
By Joseph Annuzzi, Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey
Nov 27, 2014
In this chapter from Advanced Android Application Development, 4th Edition, you will learn about the different input methods available to developers and how you can use them to great effect within your applications.
Fundamental EIGRP Concepts
By Kevin Wallace
Nov 26, 2014
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide covers EIGRP fundamentals, EIGRP neighborships, and neighborships over WANs.
HBase Data Analysis with MapReduce
By Steven Haines
Nov 26, 2014
HBase supports two types of read access: table scans by row key and MapReduce jobs. Table scans enable you to retrieve the exact subset of rows you are looking for, and MapReduce jobs enable you to perform analysis across a greater set of data. This article reviews HBase’s support for MapReduce and demonstrates how to create a MapReduce job to analyze 10,000 records in a table.
An Interview with the authors of “The Practice of Cloud System Administration” on DevOps and Data Security
By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. Hogan, Win Treese
Nov 25, 2014
Win Treese interviews Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, and Christina J. Hogan, the authors of The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2, about DevOps, tearing down silos, the challenge of data security, and why we’re all doomed.
"Hello, World!" Writing Your First Program
By Steven Foote
Nov 24, 2014
Steven Foote sets you up to write your first program in this chapter from Learning to Program. You'll learn to choose a text editor, create a project directory, create a test file, and create a Chrome extension.
PMP Exam Cram: Examine Project Planning
By Michael G. Solomon
Nov 24, 2014
This chapter from PMP Exam Cram: Project Management Professional, 5th Edition covers the general concepts of planning and the processes that relate to the development of project baselines.
Creating IronPython Desktop Applications Using .NET Components
By Jesse Smith
Nov 21, 2014
Jesse Smith shows you how to create a simple IronPython desktop application using .NET Framework components and the IronPython runtime library. Being able to build a Pythonic application while using the .NET Framework for the interface and other potential functionality makes your application much less complex and easier to maintain.
Building iOS Applications with Swift: A Q&A with BJ Miller
By BJ Miller, Trina MacDonald
Nov 20, 2014
BJ Miller, author of Sams Teach Yourself Swift in 24 Hours, and Pearson Senior Acquisitions Editor Trina MacDonald discuss how Apple’s Swift programming language makes it easier for new iOS developers to build their first iOS applications.
How to Build Solar-Powered Robots
By John Baichtal
Nov 20, 2014
In this chapter from Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots, you'll learn about how to use solar panels in your robot projects, including an introduction to breadboarding, which is a cool way of temporarily constructing circuits. You'll also build two sweet projects. The first is a solar-powered battery charger, and the second is a simple robot that is entirely powered by sunlight.
Getting Started with AV Foundation
By Bob McCune
Nov 19, 2014
Learning to use AV Foundation is the key to building the next generation of media applications for Mac OS X and iOS. This chapter from Learning AV Foundation: A Hands-on Guide to Mastering the AV Foundation Framework provides you with an introduction to the AV Foundation framework, where it fits into Apple's media environment and the capabilities it provides.
Introduction to Help Desk Support Roles
By Darril Gibson
Nov 19, 2014
This chapter from Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills introduces the support center, help desk professionals, users, and incidents (or problems) in four major sections: Understanding the Support Center, The Role of the Help Desk Professional, Understanding Users, and Typical Incident Process.

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