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Advanced Android Application Development: Handling Advanced User Input
In this chapter from Advanced Android Application Development, 4th Edition, you will learn about the different input methods available to developers and how you can use them to great effect within your applications.
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By Joseph Annuzzi, Shane Conder, Lauren DarceyNov 27, 2014
Kevin WallaceFundamental EIGRP Concepts
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide covers EIGRP fundamentals, EIGRP neighborships, and neighborships over WANs.
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By Kevin WallaceNov 26, 2014
Steven HainesHBase Data Analysis with MapReduce
HBase supports two types of read access: table scans by row key and MapReduce jobs. Table scans enable you to retrieve the exact subset of rows you are looking for, and MapReduce jobs enable you to perform analysis across a greater set of data. This article reviews HBase’s support for MapReduce and demonstrates how to create a MapReduce job to analyze 10,000 records in a table.
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By Steven HainesNov 26, 2014
An Interview with the authors of “The Practice of Cloud System Administration” on DevOps and Data Security
Win Treese interviews Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, and Christina J. Hogan, the authors of The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2, about DevOps, tearing down silos, the challenge of data security, and why we’re all doomed.
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By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. Hogan, Win TreeseNov 25, 2014

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John  TraenkenschuhWell Played, Microsoft, Well Played

Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE.  Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsNovember 23, 2014
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing,Home & Office Computing,Windows Phone,Apple,eBay/Yahoo/Google,Programming,iOS,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Windows Programming,Visual Basic,Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Hardware,Visual Studio,HTML5 & Web Standards,Operating Systems, Server
John  TraenkenschuhFree Visual Studio?

Just got notice that Microsoft is making a full-featured version of Visual Studio available--for free.  Traenk is happy.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsNovember 20, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Dreamweaver & Flash,ASP .NET,Android,Python,Programming,ASP.NET,Open Source,Ajax,C#,Perl,C/C++,Web Development,Ajax & JavaScript,Ajax and JavaScript,Algorithms,HTML/CSS
Brad Yale15 Critical SEO Terms

When you are new to any field, part of playing catch-up is learning the lexicon. Like any other field, SEO -Search Engine Optimization - is full of terminology which might seem like another language yet will prove critical to your ability to carry out everyday tasks of the professional SEO. 

With this said, here is a list of 15 Critical SEO Terms which you need to know. 

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By Brad YaleCommentsNovember 10, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Web Services,Web Development
Brad YaleAndroid Application Battle: Advanced App Killer vs. Task Manager

I suspect every Android users has, at least once, downloaded the Advanced App Killer. I suspect in an effort to free up RAM and to have more free operational memory allowing the device to run smoother, the idea of the Advanced App Killer appeals to many users. With over 50 million downloads, the Advanced App Killer ranks among the most downloaded applications currently available in the Google Play Store.

Popularity aside, a question needs to be asked: does the Advanced App Killer actually work? When compared to the internal task manager installed in every Android device, is the Advanced App Killer a more efficient avenue to free up memory and RAM?

Is the Advanced App Killer when compared to every Android Task Manager, worth downloading?

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By Brad YaleCommentsNovember 4, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android

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