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Jeremy LiknessBackground Tasks in Windows 8.1
Windows Store apps are designed to remain alive and connected even when they are not running. Your app may need to fetch data from a remote server, download large files in the background, scan the file system for changes, or connect with a web service to retrieve updates while the user is performing other tasks. Fortunately, the Windows Runtime (WinRT) provides a mechanism referred to as background tasks that provides this functionality. In this article, Microsoft MVP for Silverlight Jeremy Likness shows you the variety of tasks that are available from updating information on the lock screen, raising alerts from incoming messages, to playing audio in the background and receiving data only when the connection is not metered.
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By Jeremy LiknessJul 29, 2014
Service-Orientation Principles with Java Web-Based Services
This chapter visits each of the eight service-orientation principles in depth to highlight considerations specific to design and development with Java.
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By Thomas Erl, Raj Balasubramanian, David Chou, Thomas Plunkett, Satadru Roy, Philip Thomas, Andre TostJul 29, 2014
Introduction to "SOA with Java"
Thomas Erl et al. describe the objectives and organization of their book, SOA with Java: Realizing Service-Orientation with Java Technologies, explain who the book is for, and what is not actually covered.
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By Thomas Erl, Raj Balasubramanian, David Chou, Thomas Plunkett, Satadru Roy, Philip Thomas, Andre TostJul 28, 2014
Erica SaduniOS Developer's Cookbook: Sprite Kit Label Shadows
Let your Sprite Kit labels pop by automatically adding shadows. Shadow node children add contrast and visibility.
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By Erica SadunJul 28, 2014

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Emily NaveThe IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [7/25/14]

With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

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By Emily NaveCommentsJuly 25, 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,Process Improvement,Business & Management
Brad YaleWhy Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON

With OSCON taking place in Oregon from 7/20/2014 – 7/24/2014, the Open Source community will come together to discuss everything new in the Open Source world. From OSS to Java, Python to PHP, Cloud Computing to Perl and emerging programming languages to mobile platforms, the Open Source community has a lot to chat about.

This said, I wanted to take the time to discuss why the Open Source initiative matters by highlighting a few key elements of the protocol which help to make it so powerful.

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By Brad YaleCommentsJuly 22, 2014
Topics: Other Applications,Home & Office Computing,Python,MySQL,PHP,Information Technology,Python,Programming,Open Source,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Perl,Web Development,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Perl,Android,Ajax & JavaScript,Linux/UNIX/Open Source,PHP,Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems,HTML5 & Web Standards,Operating Systems, Server
Brad YaleFive Reasons to Advance Your Developer and Programming Skills

Much to the opposite of everything you told your mom for years, you don’t know everything. Knowledge is power. As a programmer, as a developer, as a new coding student or a seen it all hacker, you can always beef up your dev skills. For that reason, here at the top five reasons why you should advance your programming skills with the InformIT 50% Off Developer Video Training event. 

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By Brad YaleCommentsJuly 17, 2014
Topics: Ruby,Programming,Java,Open Source,C#,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,C/C++,Web Development,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Ajax & JavaScript,PHP,HTML5/CSS/Blend,HTML/CSS,JavaScript
Emily NaveThe IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [7/11/14]

With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

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By Emily NaveCommentsJuly 11, 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,Process Improvement,Business & Management

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