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Customizing Android to Your Liking in Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow, Lonzell Watson
Oct 23, 2014
Learn how to customize Android settings on your Galaxy Tab 4, including creating password protection, setting parental restrictions, changing the date and time, modifying your wallpaper, setting alert sounds, and changing keyboard settings, in this excerpt from My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
Camtasia Studio QuickStart Guide for Authors, Part 2: Using Postproduction Features to Edit, Enhance, and Produce Your Video
By Tom Bunzel
Oct 22, 2014
Tom Bunzel, author of Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication, concludes his two-part series on TechSmith's Camtasia by showing how to edit, customize, and produce your specialized video and audio projects with Camtasia Editor.
Introduction to Oracle Databases on Virtual Infrastructure
By Kannan Mani, Don Sullivan
Oct 22, 2014
99.9% of all database or data management systems should be considered candidates for virtualization on vSphere. In this chapter from Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere, the authors argue that Oracle databases and software are prime candidates to consider migrating to virtualized infrastructure.
Overview of SharePoint 2013’s Social Computing Capabilities
By Errin O'Connor
Oct 21, 2014
Social collaboration in the workplace has been embraced by some organizations and really shunned by others due to possible legal and compliance concerns. Both types of organizations, those who embrace it and those who feel the ROI does not outweigh the risk, have valid points and underlying driving reasons for their overall stance on this subject. SharePoint expert Errin O’Connor tries to shed light on the capabilities of SharePoint 2013’s Social capabilities and discuss the ways your organization may be able to embrace these to provide real value to your organization.
The Mobile Commerce Revolution and the Current State of Mobile
By Tim Hayden, Tom Webster
Oct 20, 2014
The statistics in this chapter from The Mobile Commerce Revolution: Business Success in a Wireless World underline what is truly powerful about mobile technology: It’s not about enabling things we couldn’t have imagined. Instead, today’s mobile technology enables exactly what the average consumer could have imagined, albeit in settings and situations that could not have been predicted.
Understanding JavaScript
By Julie C. Meloni
Oct 20, 2014
This chapter from HTML, CSS and JavaScript All in One, Sams Teach Yourself: Covering HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, 2nd Edition introduces the concept of web scripting and the JavaScript language. As the chapter moves ahead, you’ll learn how to include JavaScript commands directly in your HTML documents, and how your scripts will be executed when the page is viewed in a browser. You will work with a simple script, edit it, and test it in your browser, all the while learning the basic tasks involved in creating and using JavaScript scripts.
A Video Interview with Herb Sutter on C++ Standards
By Herb Sutter, Brian Overland
Oct 16, 2014
Herb Sutter, the lead software architect for C++ at Microsoft, head of the ISO C++ standards committee, and co-author of C++ Coding Standards talks with Brian Overland about how the standards committee evaluates proposals, the importance of being egoless, how to submit a proposal to the standards committee, why the committee decided to update the standard every three years, and the adoption of C++ in cross-platform mobile apps.
Using Models to Help Plan Tests in Agile Projects
By Janet Gregory, Lisa Crispin
Oct 16, 2014
This chapter from More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team looks at some foundations of agile test planning and how they are evolving.
Why the Effectiveness Formula Is the Key to Productivity Improvement
By Randall W. Jensen
Oct 16, 2014
Randall W. Jensen, Ph. D., author of Improving Software Development Productivity: Effective Leadership and Quantitative Methods in Software Management, explains how to use the Effectiveness Formula to quantify and improve the expected productivity of any development company. If your organization isn't getting the kind of programmer performance you need, maybe the problem isn't your staff, but rather their working environment.
AngularJS Fundamental Concepts for Building Web Applications: Part 3
By Jesse Smith
Oct 15, 2014
In Part 3 of a 4-part series, programming expert Jesse Smith shows you how to use web forms validation the easy way with AngularJS to validate and prepare data before posting to a database.
A Video Interview with Andrei Alexandrescu on the D Programming Language
By Andrei Alexandrescu, Brian Overland
Oct 14, 2014
Andrei Alexandrescu, author of The D Programming Language, answers Brian Overland's questions about D, how one can integrate D into an existing C++ code base, D compilers, the advantages of working with a large and comprehensive language, and where to go to learn more about D.
Office 365, SharePoint Online, and My Data: How Safe Is It?
By Errin O'Connor
Oct 14, 2014
With organizations around the globe having internal legal and compliance discussions regarding cloud computing and what data is safe, if any at all, to store in the “public cloud,” this article is meant to shed light on the real-life security measures that Microsoft has taken to protect Office 365’s data. With Apple reeling from their recent iCloud data breach nightmare, Sharepoint expert Errin O’Connor discusses what Microsoft is up to around information security around Office 365 and your data.
Camtasia Studio QuickStart Guide for Authors, Part 1: Getting Started with Screen-Capture Video Production
By Tom Bunzel
Oct 13, 2014
Tom Bunzel, author of Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication, uses TechSmith's Camtasia Studio to build effective multimedia presentations. In Part 1 of a two-part series, he shows how Camtasia Recorder can capture presentation and narration simultaneously, creating both video and audio parts of a project.
Unity 101: A Video Tutorial with Jeremy Gibson
By Jeremy Gibson
Oct 10, 2014
In a conversation with community specialist Brad Yale, Jeremy Gibson shares a 30-minute on screen Unity workshop. Jeremy, the author of Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development: From Concept to Playable Game with Unity and C#, shows how to use Unity for game development, how to use C# to create elements, and how to build the basic building blocks of any video game.
The Language of Music Storytelling in Games
By Michael Sweet
Oct 9, 2014
In this chapter from Writing Interactive Music for Video Games: A Composer's Guide, you’ll learn about the language of music storytelling in games and basic approaches to game scoring. Beginning with an overview of how game music is conceptualized, you’ll understand the methodology to make the best creative music choices for your game.
The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft: Gathering Resources
By Stephen O'Brien
Oct 9, 2014
This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 2nd Edition is about building the foundation you can use to launch into the rest of the game. Your focus is on a few key points: build an outdoor shelter, find food to stave off hunger, improve your collection of tools, and build a chest to safely store items.
Information Governance & EIM Overview Governance
By Anthony David Giordano
Oct 8, 2014
This chapter from Performing Information Governance: A Step-by-step Guide to Making Information Governance Work focuses on each of the functions within EIM in terms of their purpose, unique artifacts that are used to design and maintain the applications, and how they are built. It explains how these different functions interconnect to provide an entire information environment for an organization.
System Center 2012 Service Management Basics
By Kerrie Meyler, Steve Buchanan, Samuel Erskine, Kurt Van Hoecke
Oct 8, 2014
This chapter from System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed introduces System Center Service Manager. Service Manager provides user-centric support, enables data center management efficiency, and enables you to align to your organization’s business goals and adapt to ever-changing business requirements.
Accustoming Yourself to Ruby
By Peter J. Jones
Oct 7, 2014
In this excerpt from Effective Ruby: 48 Specific Ways to Write Better Ruby, Peter J. Jones examines Ruby's unique take on common programming ideas. That is, those that impact every part of your program, such as Treat All Objects as If They Could Be nil and Avoid Ruby’s Cryptic Perlisms.
Keys to the Design Process of SharePoint 2013's Underlying Technical Architecture
By Errin O'Connor
Oct 7, 2014
One of the first questions you should ask yourself when designing your SharePoint 2013 site is, “What are my organization’s compliance policies?” That question is typically not asked until later on in an initiative, but it should be at the forefront of your planning and architecture design from both a technical and business perspective. SharePoint expert Errin O’Connor shows you how to ensure your organization’s intellectual property, as well as the ability to adhere to regulations and laws such as PHI, PII, FISMA, and HIPAA. Factoring in compliance is a top requirement and an inherent capability of any architecture consideration for SharePoint 2013.

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