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Cisco ASA Licensing
By Andrew Ossipov, Jazib Frahim, Omar Santos
Jul 22, 2014
This chapter discusses license mechanisms for the Cisco ASA's advanced security features that add additional layers of protection or accommodate more complex network designs.
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Database Development: Comparing Python and Java ORM Performance
By Stephen B. Morris
Jul 22, 2014
Stephen B. Morris draws a comparison between two approaches to ORM-centric database development. One is based on the Python SQLAlchemy ORM tools, and the other uses standard Java JPA. Which is better? The result of comparing a simple use case for both languages is quite surprising.
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Introducing the Node.js-to-AngularJS Stack
By Brad Dayley
Jul 21, 2014
To get you off on the right foot, this chapter focuses on the fundamental components of the web development framework and then describes the components of the Node.js-to-AngularJS stack that is the basis for the rest of the book.
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iOS Developer's Cookbook: Visualizing Sprite Kit
By Erica Sadun
Jul 21, 2014
When working with Sprite Kit, determining exactly where items will appear and what size they'll occupy can be a tricky proposition. Here are a few tips to help you visualize the way your iOS Sprite Kit scenes are put together.
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Learn Socket Programming with Python
By Jesse Smith
Jul 17, 2014
Programming expert Jesse Smith shows you how to use Python to program socket applications. You will learn about the various socket types and how to apply them.
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Working with User Input Devices in the Windows Runtime
By Jeremy Likness, John Garland
Jul 17, 2014
In this chapter from Programming the Windows Runtime by Example: A Comprehensive Guide to WinRT with Examples in C# and XAML, you see how the WinRT APIs provide a common model for working with the various kinds of input pointer devices. This model provides a range of access, allowing you not only to obtain information about raw pointer events, but also to work with higher-level abstract gestures, depending on the needs of your app. You also see how you can access keyboard events from your code and obtain information about the user’s key presses.
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Preface to Introduction to Agile Methods
By Sondra Ashmore, Kristin Runyan
Jul 16, 2014
Sondra Ashmore and Kristin Runyan introduce their book, Introduction to Agile Methods, the place to start for students and professionals who want to understand Agile and become conversant with Agile values, principles, framework, and processes.
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VCAP5-DCA Official Cert Guide: Network Administration
By John B. Davis, Steve Baca
Jul 16, 2014
This chapter provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully configure and administer an enterprise network that includes virtual networks built using vSphere.
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CCIE Security v4.0 Practice Lab
By Natalie Timms
Jul 15, 2014
In this practice lab to help in your preparation for the CCIE Security exam, Natalie Timms focuses on initializing and configuring the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) in both single- and multi-context modes.
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Building a Bag Class in Swift: Explorations into Generics and the Swift Generator Underbelly
By Erica Sadun
Jul 14, 2014
Of Swift's many high-octane features, generics are among the most powerful. With generics and a bit of know-how, this article will help you learn to create collections that leverage custom storage and enumeration for nearly any kind of class or structure.
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Help Me Hire Your Students! Why Companies Need Universities to Teach Agile Development
By Sondra Ashmore
Jul 14, 2014
Sondra Ashmore, co-author with Kristin Runyan of Introduction to Agile Methods, discusses how she came to discover the need for a university course curriculum on Agile software development. As Agile becomes more widely adopted in business, new employees will be expected to know Agile basics. Educational institutions have to start training those future hires in the Agile skills they'll need in the work force after graduation.
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Learning About Prototypes and Inheritance with JavaScript
By Jesse Smith
Jul 10, 2014
Programming expert Jesse Smith shows you how to use JavaScript prototypes with object-oriented concepts such as inheritance.
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Networking Your Windows 8.1 Devices and Apps
By Jeremy Likness, John Garland
Jul 10, 2014
Windows 8.1 devices are capable of connecting to the Internet and other devices in myriad ways. In this chapter from Programming the Windows Runtime by Example: A Comprehensive Guide to WinRT with Examples in C# and XAML you learn some of these more advanced methods and how to integrate them into your own apps.
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31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam: Spanning Tree Protocols
By Allan Johnson
Jul 9, 2014
This step in preparing for the CCNA Routing and Switching exam covers STP and its variations — standards that allow for redundant switched networks without worrying about switching loops.
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Preface to "The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition"
By Matthew Helmke, Philip Ballew, Benjamin Mako Hill, Elizabeth K. Joseph, José Antonio Rey
Jul 9, 2014
The authors of the 8th edition of The Official Ubuntu Book describe what's changed in the latest edition to keep up with the changes with Ubuntu itself.
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The Third Principle of the Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Concurrent Multidiscipline Engineering
By Barry Boehm, Supannika Koolmanojwong, Jo Ann Lane, Richard Turner
Jul 9, 2014
This chapter from The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Principles and Practices for Successful Systems and Software discusses the third principle of the model: concurrent multidiscipline engineering.
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Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Respiratory System
By Wilda Rinehart, Clara Hurd, Diann Sloan
Jul 8, 2014
This chapter covers terms and skills you'll need to know for the NCLEX-RN exam section on caring for patients with respiratory disorders, including diagnostic tests, pharmacology categories, and exam prep questions.
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Enough About Swift Closures to Choke a Horse
By Erica Sadun
Jul 8, 2014
Explore the expressive flexibility of the Swift language. These variations transform a simple comparison into a wealth of Swift syntax examples for you to explore.
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VMware Horizon Suite: How View, Mirage, and Workspace Form the New End-User Model
By Paul O'Doherty, Stephane Asselin
Jul 8, 2014
This chapter introduces the core pieces of the VMware Horizon Suite, View, Mirage, and Workspace, while additionally covering some high-level predeployment considerations and the base-level components of each solution.
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Tech Tune-up: A Closer Look at JavaScript Types in Node.js (text+video)
By Marc Wandschneider
Jul 7, 2014
Marc Wandschneider looks at the types in JavaScript, with both text and video tutorials.

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