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Designing Software in a Distributed World
This chapter from The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 is an overview of what is involved in designing services that use distributed computing techniques. These are the techniques all large web sites use to achieve their size, scale, speed, and reliability.
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By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. HoganOct 1, 2014
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
This chapter from MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide R2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 focuses on installing Windows Server 2012 R2 in its basic configurations and introduces you to basic server configuration actions that you should be familiar with before you undertake any advanced actions.
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By Don Poulton, David CamardellaSep 30, 2014
Retrofitting an Existing Site to a Responsive Mobile Design
It doesn’t matter whether you are working for yourself, as a freelancer, for a corporation, or even as part of a design studio—at some point, you will be asked to take an existing site and make it work on everything. This might seem overwhelming but is by no means impossible. In this chapter from Responsive Mobile Design: Designing for Every Device, you learn about choosing the proper layout, working with site components, and keeping some important issues in mind when going mobile.
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By Phil DutsonSep 29, 2014
NCLEX-PN Practice Questions Exam Cram: Practice Exam 3 and Rationales
This excerpt from NCLEX-PN Practice Questions Exam Cram, 4th Edition offers practice questions and answers for the NCLEX-PN exam.
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By Wilda Rinehart, Clara Hurd, Diann SloanSep 25, 2014

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Heather FoxQ&A with 2014 Jolt Award Winner: "Python in Practice" Author Mark Summerfield

Dr. Dobb's has announced the results of its annual Jolt Awards in the Best Books Category. The awards cover nominated books published during the twelve months ending June 30th. A total of 9 judges reviewed dozens of nominations to ultimately announce The Jolt Award for the year's best book, along with two Jolt Productivity and three Jolt Finalist awards.

The Jolt Award-winning Author for 2014 is (...drum roll...) Mark Summerfield, who here discusses his lauded book, Python in Practice: Create Better Programs Using Concurrency, Libraries and Patterns.

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By Heather FoxCommentsToday
Topics: Python,Open Source
John  TraenkenschuhThank you for catching up, iPhone and others
How much actual technical progress are we making in today's mobile technology?

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 27, 2014
Topics: Human Resources,Upgrading & Repairing,Sales & Marketing,Information Management,Management & Strategy,Finance & Investing,Global Business,General Business,Hardware,Personal Development,Business Applications,Business & Management
Brad YaleThe 10 Most Important Linux Commands

I get it. 

You're new to the Linux Command Line and truth be told, you might be a little intimidated. Coming from the comfort of a PC or Mac desktop, the Linux Command Line (CLI) looks nothing like what you normally use. The Linux CLI is dark, it's secretive, it's bare bones minimal and it's anything but friendly to newcomers. And yet, the Linux CLI is highly useful, essential to using your Linux box or virtual machine and can, if done right, provide you with more insight and practical use than the Windows or Mac desktop ever could.

For those reasons, from someone who was also once a Linux newb, I present the top ten Linux CLI commands you need to master for basic Linux CLI comprehension.

This list will not make your a Linux System Admin however it will get you on your way with your foot in the ocean.

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By Brad YaleCommentsSeptember 22, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Open Source,Linux/UNIX/Open Source,Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems,Operating Systems, Server
John  TraenkenschuhWhich new phone is best?

How do you evaluate the many new mobile device choices?

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 21, 2014
Topics: Windows Phone,iOS,Networking,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,HTML5 & Web Standards,Business Applications,Business & Management

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