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Networking Your Windows 8.1 Devices and Apps
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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By Jeremy Likness, John GarlandJul 10, 2014
Adam NathanWindows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C#: Arranging UI Elements
The sizing and positioning of elements is called layout. Within the parent/child relationship between elements, this chapter focuses on the children, examining the common ways that you can control layout on a child-by-child basis.
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By Adam NathanJul 2, 2014
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Becoming an Ubuntu Power User
This chapter looks at a variety of advanced subjects related to running and managing your Ubuntu system, including. installation, removal, and upgrade of software using the Ubuntu Software Center as well as hardware installation.
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By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle RankinJun 22, 2014
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Customizing Ubuntu for Performance, Accessibility, and Fun
This chapter shows how you can customize your Ubuntu experience by changing the Unity desktop from its default settings to fit a number of user types.
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By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle RankinJun 22, 2014

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Brad YaleInformIT Labor Day Programming Event

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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 28, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Business & Management
Emily NaveThe IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [8/1/14]

With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

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By Emily NaveCommentsAugust 1, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Process Improvement,Business & Management
Emily NaveThe IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [7/25/14]

With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

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By Emily NaveCommentsJuly 25, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Process Improvement,Business & Management
Brad YaleWhy Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON

With OSCON taking place in Oregon from 7/20/2014 – 7/24/2014, the Open Source community will come together to discuss everything new in the Open Source world. From OSS to Java, Python to PHP, Cloud Computing to Perl and emerging programming languages to mobile platforms, the Open Source community has a lot to chat about.

This said, I wanted to take the time to discuss why the Open Source initiative matters by highlighting a few key elements of the protocol which help to make it so powerful.

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By Brad YaleCommentsJuly 22, 2014
Topics: Other Applications,Home & Office Computing,Python,MySQL,PHP,Information Technology,Python,Programming,Open Source,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Perl,Web Development,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Perl,Android,Ajax & JavaScript,Linux/UNIX/Open Source,PHP,Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems,HTML5 & Web Standards,Operating Systems, Server

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