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The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Operations in a Distributed World
This chapter from The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 starts with some operations management background, then discusses the operations service life cycle, and ends with a discussion of typical operations work strategies.
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By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. HoganSep 22, 2014
Introducing NoSQL and MongoDB
In this chapter from NoSQL with MongoDB in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, learn about the design considerations to review before deciding how to implement the structure of data and configuration of a MongoDB database. You'll also learn which design questions to ask and then how to explore the mechanisms built into MongoDB to answer those questions.
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By Brad DayleySep 18, 2014
CCIE Security v4.0 Quick Reference: Application and Infrastructure Security
This chapter from CCIE Security v4.0 Quick Reference, 3rd Edition covers HTTP, HTTPS, Simple Mail Transfer, Protocol, File Transfer Protocol, Domain Name System, and Trivial File Transfer Protocol.
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By Lancy Lobo, Umesh LakshmanSep 17, 2014
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

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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
John  Traenkenschuh1830 wasn't so long ago

My family and I had a meal in Pigeon Forge, in an old mill building that's quite old, in an area settled in 1830.  Walking in with a MacBook Pro certainly seemed odd to some, but no one noticed my phone offering tethering rights.  And so it was that I posted a blog in a building that dated back 160 or more years ago.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 18, 2014
Topics: Access,Information Technology,Engineering,Data,Global Business,Communications Engineering,Business & Management
John  TraenkenschuhIโ€™m ready, but the United Stateโ€™s infrastructure is not.

I’m outside the Cades Cove visitor’s center, hearing acoustical instruments like bangos and hammered dulcimers play.  I have my MacBook Pro, alive—charged and ready.  My phone is charged and ready and has a tethering plan, just begging to be used.

I am signal-less.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 17, 2014
Topics: Access,Data
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++

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