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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
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
Zed A. ShawLearn Ruby the Hard Way: Comments and Pound Characters
Comments are very important in your programs. They are used to tell you what something does in English, and they are used to disable parts of your program if you need to remove them temporarily. Zed Shaw shows you how to use them in Ruby, in this excerpt from Learn Ruby the Hard Way: A Simple and Idiomatic Introduction To The Imaginative World Of Computational Thinking With Code, 3rd Edition.
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By Zed A. ShawSep 8, 2014
Jesse SmithAngularJS Fundamental Concepts for Building Web Applications: Part 2
In Part 2 of this series, programming expert Jesse Smith continues his discussion of AngularJS by exploring modules and services.
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By Jesse SmithAug 19, 2014

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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:

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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
Brad YaleOn The Importance of Continued Education

Normally, I use this space to talk about tech issues. In a way, I will use this post to do that yet more than anything else, I am going to use this space to talk about the reality of continuing to learn in a professional setting. More specifically, I am going to use this space to talk about the importance of continued education in a professional/personal setting and some of the interactive tech tools – Learning Labs – InformIT offers to help you to continue to learn. I promise you, you’ll love Learning Labs.

 
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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 12, 2014
Topics: Graphic Programming,Python,Ruby,PHP,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Java,Open Source,Python,Web Services,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Perl,PHP,C/C++,Web Development,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Ajax and JavaScript,HTML5/CSS/Blend,HTML/CSS,JavaScript
Brad YaleThe Best Browser Extensions

We spend a lot of time online. According to a recent Mashable article posted by Matt Petronzio on March 5, 2014, the average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. Of that, three hours is spent on social media, nearly one hour is spent on a smartphone and nearly one hour is spent on the Internet via a PC. Taken as a whole, the average American adult spends between 2 – 4 hours online every day.

We spend a lot of time online. To make your daily online life better, below is a list of the five coolest Internet Browser extensions.

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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 7, 2014
Topics: The Web/Virtual Worlds/Social Networking,Home & Office Computing,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Network Security,Web Development,Testing,Security,Process Improvement

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