Saturday, October 25, 2014

HTML5 Projects: Video Bumpers

Lynda – HTML5 Projects: Video Bumpers
Put HTML5, CSS3, and recent JavaScript API technologies to work and provide an enhanced brand opportunity for your clients with custom video bumpers. This short, easy-to-follow project shows how to add opening and closing video bumpers with the video tag and its JavaScript API. Author Joseph Lowery shows how to add these elements dynamically without additional editing, and includes instructions for troubleshooting the final presentation.

Monday, October 6, 2014

CSS: Formatting Visual Data

Lynda – CSS: Formatting Visual Data
Having a complete toolbox at your disposal to properly structure and display data is critically important to a successful web design. In this course, author Joseph Lowery covers basic styling for numbered, bulleted, and definition lists, plus structuring and formatting tables with CSS. He also includes instructions on creating charts and graphs with the HTML5 Canvas element. Each section of the course highlights advanced CSS, HTML5, and JavaScript techniques that increase interactivity, yield responsive designs, and heighten the user experience.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

JavaScript and JSON

Lynda – JavaScript and JSON
JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) has replaced XML as the core way of sharing data, especially when it comes to JavaScript, since it’s so much faster, sleeker, and easier to parse. In this course, dive into working with JSON tools, designing JSON objects, and using different ways to handling JSON data. Author Ray Villalobos also shows how to use AJAX and jQuery to parse your data and feeds, and shows JavaScript and JSON in action in a real-world practical application.

Applied Responsive Design

Lynda – Applied Responsive Design
Following the concepts introduced in Responsive Design Fundamentals, senior author James Williamson demonstrates the practical applications of responsive design and shows how to enrich the appearance and behavior of your website across multiple devices. First, discover how to plan your design and take advantage of CSS media queries to create multiple layouts. Then make your site navigation respond to changing screen sizes with CSS and jQuery, and display media like images and video fluidly. Plus, discover how to take advantage of mobile capabilities like touch events and HTML5 forms to enhance the experience of mobile visitors. James also shows how to effectively manage resources and optimize the performance of your site.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Lynda – Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Learn how to query data from SQL Server tables. Microsoft Certified Trainer Gerry O’Brien reviews the history of SQL and relational theory, so you’ll understand exactly where this data manipulation language, and Microsoft’s seminal database program, got their starts. Then he shows how to query one or many different tables using SELECT statements, and filter, group, and sort the results. Next, learn how to work with special data types like dates, times, and characters. Gerry also covers advanced topics like subqueries, programming with T-SQL (Microsoft’s proprietary extension for SQL), and improving query performance.

Scaling SQL Server 2012 – Part 1

Pluralsight – Scaling SQL Server 2012 – Part 1
When considering how to improve the scalability of a SQL Server workload, many people jump to the conclusion that scaling up or scaling out are the only answers. This course will show you that there are a huge number of things you can do to improve performance and scalability before you should even think of scale-up or scale-out. The bulk of the course describes architecture and design issues in both the application and the database that can affect scalability, along with demonstrations of some of the issues and detailed scripts to help you find the issues in the first place. The course ends with a section on common indexing problems that can drastically limit a workload’s scalability, along with how to identify and fix them. Save your company a bunch of money by postponing the scaling decision through fixing your existing scalability bottlenecks, not ignoring them! This course is perfect for anyone who is responsible for improving the performance and scalability of a SQL Server workload, with most topics applicable to SQL Server 2005 onward.

ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding

Each version of ASP.NET MVC has seen an increase in developer productivity features. However, that reaches a whole new level with the addition of MVC Scaffolding. Whether you are an MVC newbie or an experienced MVC developer looking for an increase in productivity, MVC Scaffolding has something for you. This course will start with the basics and then dive into more advanced features of MVC Scaffolding that will allow you to develop applications with shocking speed, customized to the specific needs of your application. MVC Scaffolding is absolutely a tool that every MVC developer should have in their toolbox!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Implementing Undo in ASP.NET WebForms and MVC

Pluralsight – Implementing Undo in ASP.NET WebForms and MVC
There’s loads of advice out there recommending that you implement an Undo feature in your website instead of popping up warning messages to protect users from “dangerous” operations. But there’s not a lot of advice out there for how to actually go about doing this in ASP.NET, in either WebForms or MVC. In this course, Keith Brown walks you through his implementation of undo at to help you get a feel for how you might implement such a feature in your own website.

Monday, September 22, 2014

ASP.NET 4.0 New Features

Pluralsight – ASP.NET 4.0 New Features
This course covers the new features that were added to ASP.NET 4.0, including ViewState improvements, routing, deployment, and several additional miscellaneous enhancements.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

ASP.NET Dynamic Data Fundamentals

Pluralsight – ASP.NET Dynamic Data Fundamentals
In this tutorial, we build a simple campaign management application using Dynamic Data and EF 4. We start by modeling our business domain using the Model-First approach, and see how to access data using familiar ASP.NET pages. Then we move on to exploring the Dynamic Data infrastructure and learn to customize it to our specific needs. Next we drill down into Dynamic Data controls and learn how to use them in custom web pages. We also learn how to add validation and business rules to our application. Finally we set out to improve our architecture by achieving better separation of concerns.

ASP.NET MVC 3.0 Fundamentals

Pluralsight – ASP.NET MVC 3.0 Fundamentals
In this course we’ll look at the new features of the ASP.NET MVC 3.0 framework, including the new Razor view engine, new unobtrusive AJAX features, NuGet package management, and more.

ASP.NET Ajax JavaScript and jQuery

Pluralsight – ASP.NET Ajax JavaScript and jQuery
This course covers the details of working with JavaScript and jQuery in the context of ASP.NET Ajax.

Friday, September 19, 2014

ASP.NET MVC 2.0 Fundamentals

Pluralsight – ASP.NET MVC 2.0 Fundamentals
The ASP.NET MVC 2.0 framework adds a number of important new features, including data annotations, client validation, and model templates. This course will dive into these topics in addition to asynchronous controllers, areas, and more.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ASP.NET MVC Fundamentals

Pluralsight – ASP.NET MVC Fundamentals
ASP.NET MVC is a supplemental framework built on top of ASP.NET that supports the construction of Model View Controller based applications as an alternative to the post-back model of traditional ASP.NET applications. Building Web applications using MVC enables a clear separation of concerns between presentation and control logic, creates a test-friendly application that supports test-driven development (TDD), allows for finer-grained control over rendered HTML and JavaScript, and simplifies control over the URL space of an application. This course will dive into the MVC pattern and the ASP.NET framework architecture to give you the knowledge you need to develop web applications using ASP.NET and the ASP.NET MVC framework.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pluralsight – ASP.NET Ajax Advanced Topics

Pluralsight – ASP.NET Ajax Advanced Topics
This course covers advanced topics in ASP.NET Ajax including custom controls, application design, and debugging.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Photoshop Artist in Action: Tim Grey’s “Prayer Sticks”

Video2Brain – Photoshop Artist in Action: Tim Grey’s “Prayer Sticks”
In this course you’ll see how Tim Grey created one of his favorite images, an interpretation of a photograph of Japanese prayer sticks. The contents of this

Foundations of Photography: Composition

Lynda – Foundations of Photography: Composition
Composition can make an interesting subject bland or make an ordinary subject appear beautiful. In this course, photographer and author Ben Long explores the concepts of composition, from basics such as the rule of thirds to more advanced topics such as the way the eye travels through a photo.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Inkjet Printing for Photographers

Lynda – Inkjet Printing for Photographers
In this course, photographer and author Ben Long explores the art and the craft of creating beautiful, archival-quality inkjet prints. The course looks at the anatomy of a print job: how a printer works, how to adjust and prepare your image to get the best results, and what happens to your photo in its journey from pixels to paper.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III

Lynda – Shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III
In this course, photographer and author Ben Long details the features, controls, and options in the Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR. The course begins with an overview of what a digital SLR is and takes a tour of the camera’s basic components. Ben then discusses the camera’s basic operation: changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in automatic mode, reviewing and managing photos on the camera’s LCD screen, and transferring photos to a computer.

Growing Your Business

KelbyTraining – Growing Your Business
Mia McCormick sits down with Scott Kelby, the founder of Kelby Media Group, to discuss what it takes to start and grow your photography business in today’s ultra-competitive landscape. Scott shares his hard earned wisdom on topics such as choosing the right people to partner with, taking the right kind of risks to move your business forward, using social media for promotion and connection, how to become the kind of person people want to hire, and so much more. If you are just starting out in photography or thinking about making the jump to running your own business then this class made just for you.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Objective-C Essential Training 2013

There are a lot of programming languages out there, but Objective-C is the best choice for developers who want to develop iOS and OS X apps. This course is your primer. Get the tools you need, learn the structure of Objective-C, and get your first code up and running. Author Simon Allardice also walks you through the Foundation framework, a collection of prewritten code that makes the coding process easier; shows you how to design and build your own classes; and provides memory management techniques—the key to efficient programming. Plus, learn how to make your way around Xcode 5, the app to write, test, and debug Objective-C, and into advanced features like categories, protocols, and dynamic typing.

Up and Running with Cloud Storage APIs

Lynda – Up and Running with Cloud Storage APIs
Cloud storage services give you limitless capacity and flexible access through convenient APIs. This course explores the RESTful APIs of several popular cloud storage services, and shows some practical examples of simple applications that can be built with them. Joseph LeBlanc shows how to access and retrieve data from Amazon S3 buckets; find, retrieve, and load files on Dropbox; authenticate with different services; and use APIs within larger applications. He also examines the pros and cons of alternatives like Azure, Rackspace, and Google Cloud Storage.

Monday, September 8, 2014

iPad for Business

Lynda – iPad for Business
Stay productive on the go with an iPad that’s configured to help you get work done—wherever you are. Christopher Breen, senior editor at Macworld, shows you how to configure and organize your iPad so it’s useful for work and for play. He outlines how to connect to your email and company calendar, log into VPN to access servers at work, store passwords, and sync data between the iPad, your regular computer, and the cloud. Plus, learn how to edit Office documents with iPad-compatible apps, create and run presentations, and secure your iPad so that your data is protected and recoverable in the case of the unthinkable: your iPad is lost or stolen!
This course was created and produced by Chris Breen. We are honored to host this content in our library.

Android App Creation With C#

InfiniteSkills – Android App Creation With C#
In this Android App Creation with C# training course, expert author Keith Welch teaches you how to create applications for Android using Mono and C#. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no Android App Creation experience is required.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Building a Note-Taking App for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store

Lynda – Building a Note-Taking App for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store
Building an app for one platform just isn’t good enough anymore. Android, Windows, and iOS support are all required for a successful product—but learning the different environments is difficult. This course is one of a matched set spanning the three platforms and will demonstrate their similarities and differences. Start with the product most familiar to you, then watch the parallel courses to understand how to bridge your knowledge.

iOS App Development Essential Training

Lynda – iOS App Development Essential Training
Learn how to build native applications for the iPhone and iPad using the iOS 7 SDK. Simon Allardice shows you how to work with Xcode 5, the most popular framework for developing, debugging, and deploying applications to Apple devices, and Objective-C, the language you’ll use to actually program your app. Apart from the tools and language, you’ll explore design patterns, coding conventions and guidelines, and essential concepts like Model-View-Controller, storyboards, and delegation. Plus, learn what’s possible within the new iOS 7 interface, and get a checklist for successfully submitting your app to the App Store.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Android SDK Essential Training

Lynda – Android SDK Essential Training
David Gassner describes everything you need to know to get started building Android apps with Google’s Android SDK and Developer Tools. Starting with a brief look at Android’s history, the course takes you through installing the ADT Bundle with the Eclipse IDE, preparing your devices (both real and virtual) for testing, and creating your first Android project. Then learn how to lay out screens and manage an app’s flow with intents and activities, define the user interface and navigation, and make your app interactive. David also concentrates on making sure your app is responsive, can adapt to multiple screen sizes, and store and display data. Essential Training 2013

Lynda – Essential Training 2013
Learn how to create your own website or blog with—the free, easy-to-use service that is democratizing publishing on the web. In this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to sign up for an account, personalize your profile, and start posting right away. Plus, learn how to add the images, videos, and links that make blog posts pop, enable social sharing and mobile browsing, and change the appearance of your site with custom themes, widgets, and menus.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WordPress Quick Tips: Migration and Database Reset

Lynda – WordPress Quick Tips: Migration and Database Reset
What happens if you need to move your WordPress site? Maybe you found a better hosting service, got your own domain name, or maybe you’re finally ready to move to production. This course offers an advanced way to migrate a WordPress site from one location to another by duplicating and resetting the database. Let Morten Rand-Hendriksen guide you through the five steps of migration, and get you up and running in your new location.

Joomla! 3 Essential Training

Lynda – Joomla! 3 Essential Training
In this course, Jen Kramer shows how to use Joomla! to build a website from scratch—all without a single line of code. Discover how to create and organize content, add menus and sidebars, change the look of the site with templates, control who creates and edits content, and much more. The course also shows you how to evaluate the quality of extensions, plugins, and templates and how to download and install them. Finally, Jen emphasizes the importance of backing up your Joomla! site, and explains how to create and store those backups.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Drupal 7 Custom Module Development

Lynda – Drupal 7 Custom Module Development
Extend your Drupal 7 sites with custom modules, which allow you to create everything from admin interfaces to forms. Author Jon Peck describes how modules extend your base Drupal installation, then walks through how to write your own module with a practical example featuring geo-positioned alternative energy centers. The course also describes how to control access to site features, create new content types, build forms, understand data persistence, embrace coding standards, and much more.

Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix

Lynda – Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix
Installing WordPress on your computer gives you a perfect testing ground for experimentation, theme development, plugin testing, and website development. This course is designed for Windows users who want to install and configure WordPress locally on a PC with Microsoft WebMatrix, a free web development application and web server environment that sets the stage for more serious WordPress development. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen covers the configuration options and usage scenarios to get you started working in WordPress quickly.

Photoshop Creative Effects and Filters

Video2Brain – Photoshop Creative Effects and Filters
“If you can imagine something,” says Tim Grey, “you can probably create it in Photoshop.” In this one of-a-kind workshop Tim puts his money where his mouth is by sharing his favorite techniques for using Photoshop’s effects and filters to create imaginative, out-of-the-ordinary images. He starts with simple things like black-and-white interpretations, monochromatic tints, vignettes, and film grain, then moves on to more dramatic effects like Surface Blur, Tilt-Shift Blur, Oil Paint. From there you’ll head into “wild territory” as Tim explores some experimental ways to stylize and distort your images.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lynda – ActionScript 3.0 Projects: Game Development

Lynda – ActionScript 3.0 Projects: Game Development
Adobe Certified Instructor Todd Perkins makes ActionScript fun in ActionScript 3.0 Projects: Game Development . He explains the principles of game design and development, then shows how to overcome game-making challenges to create all kinds of games. Todd teaches developers how to deal with case sensitivity, create dynamically moving enemies, add event listeners, determine a win or loss in a game, and add additional features and artificial intelligence. Each set of tutorials covers how to build a game from scratch. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Google SketchUp 8 Essential Training

Lynda – Google SketchUp 8 Essential Training
In this course, author George Maestri explains how to model and render 3D objects and scenes using Google SketchUp 8. The course covers the fundamentals of the application, from navigating the user interface, manipulating objects, and building basic shapes to importing objects from Google Earth, animating a scene, and modeling organic terrain using the Sandbox tools. The course also explores SketchUp Pro features, which are available as an upgrade. These include tools for creating dynamic components and adding interactivity, as well as sophisticated importing and exporting options for working with outside applications.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

InDesign Fundamentals

Tutsplus – InDesign Fundamentals
Jump into the world of print design by learning the leading publishing software, Adobe InDesign. Cheryl Graham does a masterful job of explaining the ins and outs of this great publishing program that anyone of any experience level can follow. Learn the basics of setting up pages, styles, pre-press, completing your first project, and more. Ready? Let as get started!

Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5

Lynda – Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5
Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5shows how to make a fully functional, dynamic web site in Flash Professional CS5. This course covers the fundamentals of creating and importing content, adding smooth 2D and 3D transitions, and adding button functionality that goes beyond links. This course will also show how to integrate and control video and audio as well as how to implement a gallery and a contact form. Exercise files are included with the course.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Learning Web Analytics

Video2Brain – Learning Web Analytics
In this course you’ll learn how to develop a plan for analytics by asking the right questions, measuring the right numbers, and correctly interpreting the data.

jQuery Plugin Development Best Practices

Tutsplus – jQuery Plugin Development Best Practices
This course will explain the fundamental aspects of writing great jQuery plugins. Some of the topics we’ll cover include how plugins extend jQuery’s prototype to add new methods to the library, understanding the this object inside a plugin, keeping plugins configurable, theming them, handling events and exposing AJAX options for easier implementation by others. Sound fun?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Connected to the Backbone

Tutsplus – Connected to the Backbone
Have you tried to learn Backbone many times, but found that the various tutorials on the web moved too quickly, and didn’t explain the specifics enough? I know I felt that way at one point! Well, my job is to change that. In this course, I’ll painstakingly go over each and every detail. There’s no way you won’t learn it this time. It’s time to improve your JavaScript chops!

XML Essential Training

Lynda – XML Essential Training
XML, or Extensible Markup Language, was designed to make information sharing and data interpretation easier, but it only works if you know how to work it. In XML Essential Training, veteran engineer and instructor Joe Marini takes you through the basic rules of XML, discusses suggested tools, explains XML syntax, and more. From integrating XML into your site to creating style sheets and Schema Definitions, XML Essential Training covers everything you need to not only get started, but to really get working with XML. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Tutsplus – CSS: Noob to Ninja

Tutsplus – CSS: Noob to Ninja
This exclusive Tuts+ Premium video series will take you from being an absolute CSS “noob,” all the way up to ninja-status, capable of wrangling even the most obnoxious of browsers into place. The series begins with the basics: the syntax, properties, etc. However, each new video expands upon the previous, as you work your way up and improve your skills.

Object-Oriented JavaScript

Tutsplus – Object-Oriented JavaScript
JavaScript is not a strict object-oriented language, but it does have the features of one. Join us, as Jeremy McPeak teaches you how to take your JavaScript understanding to the next level.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP

Lynda – Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP
Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP with David Gassner describes how to install and configure Apache HTTP server, MySQL database server, and PHP, known as the AMP stack, on a local development computer. Chapters are devoted to multiple installation approaches: installing the components separately on both Windows and Mac (including coverage of Apache and PHP on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion), installing the pre-packaged Apache and MySQL distributions in WampServer on Windows and MAMP on Mac, and installing the cross-platform XAMPP and Bitnami on both Mac and Windows. Exercise files are included with the course.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Learning MySQL 5

InfiniteSkills – Learning MySQL 5
In this computer based training course, expert author Jason Gilmore introduces you to MySQL, a popular relational database used most often in the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack, or development environment.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Learning SQL

InfiniteSkills – Learning SQL
In this SQL training course, expert author Guy Vaccaro teaches you how to use SQL to manage data that is held in relational databases. This training course is designed for beginners who have no previous experience with SQL of any kind.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ASP.NET 3.5 Working With Data

Pluralsight – ASP.NET 3.5 Working With Data
ASP.NET has established itself as one of the most productive environments for building web applications and more developers are switching over every day. The 2.0 release of ASP.NET builds on the same componentry of 1.1, improving productivity of developers even further by providing standard implementations of common Web application features like membership, persistent user profile, and Web parts, among others. The 3.5 release adds several new controls including the flexible ListView and the LinqDataSource, as well as integrated suport for ASP.NET Ajax. This course will cover the data access, caching, and state management features of ASP.NET.

ASP.NET 3.5 Security

Pluralsight – ASP.NET 3.5 Security
This course covers the membership and security features of ASP.NET.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Laravel Essentials

Tutsplus – Laravel Essentials
Laravel has taken the PHP community by storm, with its incredibly expressive syntax, the most powerful Active-Record implementation available, a robust command line tool, and much more. Join me, as I dig into the framework, and demonstrate how to build web applications with ease!

Friday, August 22, 2014

ASP.NET 3.5 Advanced Topics

Pluralsight – ASP.NET 3.5 Advanced Topics
This course covers more advanced topics in ASP.NET 3.5 including the HTTP Pipeline, custom controls, and asynchronous pages.


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