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CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide: Network Components
By Keith Barker, Kevin Wallace
Mar 30, 2015
Many modern networks contain a daunting number of devices, and it is your job to understand the function of each device and how they work with one another. This chapter from CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide covers characteristics of media types, infrastructure components, and specialized network devices.
Discovering Swift and the iOS Playground
By John Ray
Mar 27, 2015
In this excerpt from iOS 8 Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 6th Edition, John Ray takes you through the steps you need to know to be comfortable with Swift and starts you down the path to mastering this unique and powerful language.
Video: Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer Exam (1Z0 803): Course Introduction
By Simon Roberts
Mar 27, 2015
In this video excerpt from Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer Exam (1Z0-803) Complete Video Course, Java instructor, architect, and programmer Simon Roberts introduces the course, what he covers in the course, how the course is structured, and his teaching approach.
Foreword, Preface, and Introduction to More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen
By Mary Lynn Manns, Linda Rising
Mar 26, 2015
Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising introduce their book, More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen, which covers techniques for implementing change in teams of all sizes, and demonstrates how to use these techniques effectively.
Mastering the Three Core Windows PowerShell Cmdlets
By Timothy Warner
Mar 25, 2015
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, shows how to use the 'Holy Trinity' of PowerShell cmdlets (Get-Command, Get-Help, and Get-Member) to find, learn, and apply useful PowerShell commands for your work.
Preface to iOS 8 Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself
By John Ray
Mar 24, 2015
In this preface to iOS 8 Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 6th Edition, John Ray explains what you will learn in his book, covers who can become in iOS developer, and discusses who the book is for.
Programming with SOLID Principles
By Jesse Smith
Mar 23, 2015
Introduced by software engineer Robert Martin in the early 2000s, the five basic SOLID principles for good object-oriented programming design discussed in this article make code-bases more clean and maintainable. Jesse Smith shows you how the principles discussed here enable you to create more flexible, robust and reusable code.
The Inefficiency of Multitasking: Why Your Smartphone Is a 'Weapon of Mass Distraction'
By Scott Will
Mar 20, 2015
Scott Will, co-author of Being Agile: Eleven Breakthrough Techniques to Keep You from "Waterfalling Backward", will convince you that multitasking simply wastes time and energy. Learn how to give up multitasking - and get more done.
Effective Python Item 40: Consider Coroutines to Run Many Functions Concurrently
By Brett Slatkin
Mar 18, 2015
There are numerous problems with threads in Python, but Python can work around almost all of these issues with coroutines, which let you have many seemingly simultaneous functions in your Python programs. Brett Slatkin discusses coroutines in this excerpt from Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python.
Increasing Your Gmail Productivity
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Mar 18, 2015
Has email taken over your day? In this chapter from Gmail Tips, Tricks, and Tools: Streamline Your Inbox, Increase Your Email Productivity, and Save Hours a Week, Patrice-Anne Rutledge will show you a four-step process for resolving email overwhelm, how to clean up your inbox, process your email, and manage multiple email accounts.
Using JSON in iOS Apps
By Wei-Meng Lee
Mar 18, 2015
JSON is fast replacing XML as the de facto standard for data representation and data exchange. Wei-Meng Lee shows how easily you can use JSON in your iOS apps.
Virtualizing Cisco Network Devices
By Navaid Shamsee, Ahmed Afrose, Hesham Fayed, Ozden Karakok, David Klebanov
Mar 17, 2015
This chapter from CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide covers the virtualization capabilities of the Nexus 7000 and Nexus 5000 switches using Virtual Device Context (VDC) and Network Interface Virtualization (NIV).
Existing Change Models: Why the Traditional Healthcare Models Are Struggling
By Ian D. Wedgwood
Mar 16, 2015
Performance (and performance improvement for that matter) in healthcare is not where it needs to be. Instead of critiquing the solutions implemented and working from there, Ian D. Wedgwood looks instead at the improvement methodologies used, in this chapter from Lean Sigma--Rebuilding Capability in Healthcare.
Working with Strings in Ruby
By Hal Fulton, Andrรฉ Arko
Mar 16, 2015
A string is simply a sequence of characters. Like most entities in Ruby, strings are first-class objects. In everyday programming, we need to manipulate strings in many ways. We want to concatenate strings, tokenize them, analyze them, perform searches and substitutions, and more. In this chapter from The Ruby Way: Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming, 3rd Edition, Hal Fulton and André Arko show you how Ruby makes most of these tasks easy.
What's Up, Docs? Find the Right Xcode Documentation, Exactly When You Need It
By Erica Sadun
Mar 12, 2015
Apple-supplied documentation provides important development support, but many developers don't discover the full extent of help available within Xcode and online. Erica Sadun, bestselling author of dozens of books on programming, dives a little deeper to show you some power tips for finding just the right documentation.
Preface to Security in Computing, 5th Edition
By Charles P. Pfleeger, Jonathan Margulies, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
Mar 11, 2015
The authors of Security in Computing, 5th Edition discuss the changes they have made to their well-regarded book in the fifth edition.
Using AngularJS with MongoDB
By Jesse Smith
Mar 11, 2015
Jesse Smith shows you how to use MongoDB with your Angular JS applications.
Network Implementation of Protocols and Services
By Diane Barrett, Kirk Hausman, Martin Weiss
Mar 10, 2015
This chapter from CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Exam Cram, 4th Edition discusses how to use the proper network implementation of protocols and services as a tool to protect and mitigate threats against network infrastructure based on organizational needs. It also has a section specifically dedicated to wireless security implementation based on organization requirements.
Launching iOS Applications Via URL
By Wei-Meng Lee
Mar 9, 2015
When a visitor to your website has iOS apps on her device, a little bit of coding can let you take advantage of that situation, starting her device's native apps for a better user experience. Wei-Meng Lee shows how to take advantage of these iOS capabilities. Her device doesn't have the appropriate app? Your site's programming can detect that sales opportunity, displaying a banner that lets her view your app on the Apple Store and (if desired) automatically and immediately install it.
Automate Your Development: Build Code Diagnostics and Code Fixes with the .NET Compiler Platform APIs
By Bill Wagner
Mar 5, 2015
An important feature of the API framework in the Visual Studio 2015 compiler is the capability to create your own diagnostic, code fix, and refactoring projects. Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, shows how you can use these APIs to automate everyday tasks such as finding code that lacks enclosing braces - and then adding them automatically.

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