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Better Multi-language Programming with Metrics
By Stephen B. Morris
Dec 22, 2014
Stephen B. Morris describes how to get ahead in the new era of multi-language programming. Do you get bogged down with complex script coding in multiple languages? Are you having problems producing robust concurrent C, C++, or Java solutions? You can use metrics to apply your existing programming skills in learning new languages.
The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - Xbox Edition: Gathering Resources
By Stephen O'Brien
Dec 22, 2014
This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - Xbox 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.
Video: Fundamentals of Data Analytics with Python: Understanding Python's Graphics Data Exploration Tools
By Peter Wang, Aron Ahmadia
Dec 19, 2014
In this excerpt from Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Python LiveLessons (Video Training), learn about Python's graphics data exploration tools.
CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide: Switch Port Configuration
By David Hucaby
Dec 18, 2014
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide presents the various Ethernet network technologies used to establish switched connections within the campus network and also details the switch commands required for configuring and troubleshooting Ethernet LAN ports.
Organizing Your Life with the iPad mini
By Gary Rosenzweig
Dec 18, 2014
Use the iPad to organize your life with the default Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders apps. Gary Rosenzweig takes a close look at some of the things you can do with these apps in this chapter from My iPad mini, 3rd Edition.
Understanding Asynchronous Programming in Node.js
By Jesse Smith
Dec 18, 2014
Jesse Smith discusses asynchronous programming, a fundamental concept in Node.js, and shows you how it differs from synchronous programming.
HTML for Responsive Web Design
By Jennifer Kyrnin
Dec 17, 2014
Jennifer Kyrnin teaches you the basics of HTML so that you can put together a decent website and make it responsive, in this chapter from Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself.
Video: Hadoop Fundamentals: Install Hortonworks HDP2.1 Sandbox
By Doug Eadline
Dec 17, 2014
Are you ready to get up and running with Hadoop? One of the first things you'll want to do is install Hortonworks HDP 2.1 Sandbox. Doug Eadline shows you how in this excerpt from Hadoop Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training), 2nd Edition.
CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide: Classification and Marking
By Narbik Kocharians, Terry Vinson
Dec 16, 2014
This chapter from CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, 5th Edition covers the following subtopics from the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching written exam blueprint: Modular QoS CLI (MQC), Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR), QoS Classification, QoS Marking, and Cisco AutoQoS.
How Agile Testing Has Evolved
By Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory
Dec 16, 2014
Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, authors of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, describe how agile has grown rapidly to improve the work (and lives) of developers worldwide. From its inception as a development concept that sometimes induced fear and promoted confusion, agile has risen and deepened to become a business approach in which everyone can succeed together: customers, programmers, testers, and anyone else involved in delivering business value.
The World of iPad Apps
By Gary Rosenzweig, Gary Eugene Jones
Dec 15, 2014
In this chapter from My iPad for Seniors, 2nd Edition, you learn how to go beyond the basic functionality of your iPad, and add more apps using the App Store.
Video: Test Driven Development, Refactoring and Pair Programming: Incremental Design
By Bryan Beecham
Dec 15, 2014
Bryan Beecham, author of Test Driven Development, Refactoring and Pair Programming LiveLessons (Workshop), explains how incremental design ultimately allows for easier and faster feature development over time in a software project.
How Search Marketing Works
By Mike Moran, Bill Hunt
Dec 12, 2014
To maximize the number of searchers coming to your site, however, you must take specific actions to attract visitors to your site from search sites. That’s search marketing. This chapter from Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Website, 3rd Edition explains why search marketing is important, why it is difficult, what search marketing is, and how to get started.
Preface to The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, Sixth Edition
By Raymond Gallardo, Joni Gordon, Scott Hommel, Sowmya Kannan, Sharon Biocca Zakhour
Dec 12, 2014
This preface to The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, 6th Edition discuss who the book is written for, the new features added to the platform, and how to get the most out of Java using this tutorial.
Video: Git and GitHub Workshop: Introducing Rebasing
By Peter Bell
Dec 12, 2014
You can use Git effectively without using Rebase, but it can improve the quality of experience when collaborating with people. Peter Bell introduces Git Rebase in this video excerpt from Git and GitHub LiveLessons (Workshop).
Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
By Brad Miser
Dec 11, 2014
In this chapter from My iPhone for Seniors (Covers iOS 8 for iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S), you learn how to customize your iPhone, including how to adjust brightness, security and privacy settings, keyboard, language and format options, and more.
NoSQL Databases: An Overview
By Pramod J. Sadalage
Dec 11, 2014
Pramod Sadalage provides an overview of NoSQL databases, explaining what NoSQL is, types of NoSQL databases, and why and how to choose a NoSQL database.
Surfing the Web on the iPad
By Gary Rosenzweig
Dec 10, 2014
The iPad is a beautiful web surfing device. Its size is perfect for web pages, and your ability to touch the screen lets you interact with content in a way that even a computer typically cannot. In this chapter from My iPad, 7th Edition, you learn about Safari, the browser built in to the iPad. You can use it to browse the Web, bookmark web pages, fill in forms, and search the Internet.
Video: Linux Web Operations Tutorial: Designing Web Application Infrastructure
By Ben Whaley
Dec 10, 2014
In this excerpt from Linux Web Operations LiveLessons (Video Training), Ben Whaley talks about designing a web application environment to take into account scalability and security.
CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide: Troubleshooting Device Performance
By Raymond Lacoste, Kevin Wallace
Dec 9, 2014
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide discusses common reasons for high CPU and memory utilization on routers and switches, in addition to how we can recognize them. This chapter also covers interface statistics because they sometimes provide the initial indication of some type of issue.

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