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Stephen B. MorrisHit the Ground Running with MongoDB and Python
Stephen B. Morris describes how to get started with MongoDB and Python. As usual with Python, you can get productive quickly, without worrying about complex IDEs. MongoDB has a simple data model and easy-to-understand semantics, giving you a handy on-ramp to this interesting technology.
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By Stephen B. MorrisSep 16, 2014
Create Your First Arduino Program
Write your first program and watch it work! In this excerpt from Arduino Programming in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, learn how to use the Arduino IDE software package to create, compile, and upload an Arduino program. You then learn how to interface your Arduino with external electronic circuits to complete your Arduino projects.
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By Richard BlumSep 15, 2014
An Introduction to Data Visualization in JavaScript: How to Use Data-Joins in D3
Data-joins are the bread and butter of D3. This chapter from Visual Storytelling with D3: An Introduction to Data Visualization in JavaScript covers how to use data-joins to add elements to a webpage and then manipulate them with data.
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By Ritchie S KingSep 12, 2014
Erica SadunInit to Winit: Building Success with Swift Class Initializers
Work carefully with Swift class initializers. If Objective-C is a big, warm, fuzzy teddy bear when it comes to initializers, Swift is a bespectacled, whip-carrying, leather-clad librarian with an attitude. Learn how to use convenience methods from subclasses without enraging the Swift tiger.
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By Erica SadunSep 9, 2014

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Brad YaleWhy Open Source Matters: Musings from All Things Open 2014

A few months back I wrote a post titled "Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON 2014". The post covered five reasons why Open Source matters. Those reasons were/are:


  1. Code, Glitches and Open Source Security
  2. Open Source Software
  3. GitHub
  4. The Stringent Control of Proprietary Software
  5. The Endless Ability to Test, Play and Alter

While those reasons still ring true, I want to use this space to center in on another topic speaking to why Open Source and OSS matters more than ever: project management and time constraints.

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By Brad YaleCommentsOctober 23, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Python,Programming,Open Source,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Web Services,Perl,Web Development,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Ajax & JavaScript,PHP,Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems,HTML5 & Web Standards,Process Improvement,Business & Management
Brad YaleGoogle On Air Live Hangout with the Father of C++ Bjarne Stroustrup

On August 20th, the father of C++, Bjarne Stroustrup led a Google On-Air Live Hangout event in which he talked about everything C++. The event was sponsored by InformIT, Pearson Education and the Google + C Plus Plus Community. 

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By Brad YaleCommentsSeptember 12, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Programming,C/C++
Brad YaleInformIT Labor Day Programming Event

Welcome to the InformIT Labor Day Event.

From August 28th - September 3rd,  the following deals apply to all ebooks, books, video learning lessons, interactive learning lessons, software and practice tests:

- Purchase three or more titles. Save 55%. 

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- Purchase one title. Save 35%.

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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
Brad YaleFull Programming Life Cycle Learning with Pearson Learning Labs

Here's the thing: I work for Pearson Education and InformIT. As such, I already know anything I say, do or mention that promotes Pearson Education and InformIT products will be looked at as a nod to staying employed. I get that. I do.

But in all honesty, what I am about to endorse is not a product of wanting to stay employed or a product of a forced corporate hand. No. What I am about to endorse is a product which I have used, compared to similar services and have come away impressed.

Code Academy is one avenue. The Flat Iron School is another. All in though, Pearson Education Learning Labs trumps them both in terms of overall programming learning lessons.

Here's why.

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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 25, 2014
Topics: Ruby,Information Technology,Programming,Web Development,HTML5/CSS/Blend,JavaScript

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