Friday, May 30, 2014

CSS: Page Layouts

CSS: Page Layoutsintroduces basic layout concepts, gives advice on how to create properly structured HTML based on prototypes and mockups, and goes into critical page layout skills such as floats and positioning. Author James Williamson shows how to combine these techniques to create fixed, fluid, and responsive layouts. Designers are also shown how to enhance their pages through the creative use of CSS techniques like multi-column text, opacity, and the background property. Exercise files are included with this course.

Up and Running with HTML

This course is designed to quickly lead you through the steps of building an HTML website, from creating a new page to building links and tables. Author James Williamson simplifies the coding process, with straightforward steps you can recreate on your own. The course explains the basic structure of an HTML document, shows how to add text and images, and introduces font styling with CSS. James also offers a bonus design challenge at the end of each chapter, where he asks you to think of a solution before offering his own.

Up and Running with Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a free web development tool from Twitter that, with a little bit of CSS and JavaScript experience, makes building websites quick, intuitive, and fun. Author Jen Kramer explores its 12-column grid layout; typography and icon libraries; fully functional components like nav bars, buttons, and tabs; and much more. This course also shows how to add JavaScript extras like dropdown menus, modal windows, and photo carousels.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Practical and Effective JavaScript

JavaScript is essential in the creation of powerful web sites and applications. In Practical and Effective JavaScript, instructor Joe Marini presents the next level of features that experienced developers need to streamline their workflows and introduce dynamic new functions to their projects. Joe teaches tips for improving JavaScript performance, ways to separate programming behavior from page content, and principles for understanding the modern DOM event model. Finally, Joe introduces some of the more advanced concepts recently built into JavaScript. An understanding of the JavaScript language is a prerequisite for this course, which includes exercise files.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lynda – Creating a Responsive Web Design

Discover how to make your website more readable and efficient across various screen sizes and devices. Join author Chris Converse as he shares his own specialized techniques for creating a responsive site. The course takes the site from start-to-finish, from comping your ideas in Photoshop, to setting up the HTML page and containers, to styling established elements for small, medium, and large screens. In particular, Chris shows how to load images with CSS, reposition the nav bar for better viewing on mobile devices, and how to make the download time faster for small screens by providing multiple versions of your banner graphic and other images.

C# Fundamentals Part 2

At its core, C# is an object-oriented, statically-typed language that lends itself to procedural and object-oriented programming, but recent additions to the language have made it much easier to develop using other programming paradigms, most notably, dynamic

C# Fundamentals Part 1

This course is designed to give you everything you need to become a productive C# developer on the .NET platform

Monday, May 26, 2014

Lynda – Java Essential Training

Join author David Gassner as he explores Java SE (Standard Edition), the language used to build mobile apps for Android devices, enterprise server applications, and more. This course demonstrates how to install both Java and the Eclipse IDE and dives into the particulars of programming. The course also explains the fundamentals of Java, from creating simple variables, assigning values, and declaring methods to working with strings, arrays, and subclasses; reading and writing to text files; and implementing object oriented programming concepts.

MVC Frameworks for Building PHP Web Applications

In this course, author Drew Falkman tours four open-source PHP frameworks: Zend, Symfony, CakePHP, and CodeIgniter. The course covers basic framework concepts; explores the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern as a means of simplifying, organizing, and maintaining code; and details the ins and outs of developing basic applications in each of the four frameworks.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Master Java 2 Standard Edition

This course covers the foundational material needed to become proficient using the Java language. It covers all of Java’s critical elements, including language syntax, application construction and deployment, applets, threading, and JDBC. You will learn how to construct event driven graphical, console, and database applications. You will also learn the ins and outs of object-oriented programming in Java, from basic concepts to advanced topics such as interfaces. This course provides a strong foundation in Java, enabling you to build Java applications correctly and with confidence.

Friday, May 23, 2014

ASP.NET Essential Training

Thousands of businesses have used Microsoft ASP.NET to build professional, dynamic websites. In this course, web developer David Gassner demonstrates the tools needed to build and deploy a dynamic site using ASP.NET 3.5 or 4.5. Covering everything from installing and configuring Visual Web Developer 2008 or Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web and SQL Server Express to creating web form pages, this course is designed to give beginning and intermediate developers hands-on experience.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Introduction to Visual Studio 2010 – Part 1

PluralSight – Introduction to Visual Studio 2010 – Part 1
Introduces Visual Studio 2010 to people who may have never used it before

Java Advanced Training

Lynda – Java Advanced Training
Java Advanced Trainingshows developers how to expand their programming skills and get more out of Java. This course offers platform- and framework-neutral tutorials that can be used to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. Starting with advanced methods of defining Java classes and programmatic flow, author David Gassner goes on to describe the Java Reflection API and the Collections Framework; management of files and directories; test-driven development with advanced exception handling and reporting; and how to work with multiple threads.

Foundations of Programming: Object-Oriented Design

Lynda – Foundations of Programming: Object-Oriented Design
Most modern programming languages, such as Java, C#, Ruby, and Python, are object-oriented languages, which help group individual bits of code into a complex and coherent application. However, object-orientation itself is not a language; it’s simply a set of ideas and concepts.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Java J2ee Complete Training

  • Java J2EE Complete includes 4 complete Java J2EE courses in one lower priced bundle
  • Learn the fundamentals of Java J2EE from installing a Java IDE to understanding variables and classes
  • Dive into Java J2EE GUI programming starting with AWT and Swing and going on to lessons on Applets and more
  • Learn about Java J2EE JDBC and Servlets through 4 information-packed levels
  • Even take Java J2EE training into the Advanced levels with 4 levels focusing on advanced topics such as advanced I/O, multi-threading, and Remote Java Objects

Developing and Deploying SQL Server ISV Applications

Pluralsight – Developing and Deploying SQL Server ISV Applications
There are many important considerations when creating and deploying an application that uses SQL Server for data storage, whether you work for a large or small ISV, and are creating a complex or simple application. It’s critical that your application performs well under load, keeps the user data secure, and is able to be installed and upgraded easily.

Monday, May 19, 2014

PHP with MySQL Essential Training 2013

Lynda – PHP with MySQL Essential Training 2013
PHP is a popular, reliable programming language at the foundation of many smart, data-driven websites. This comprehensive course from Kevin Skoglund helps developers learn the basics of PHP (including variables, logical expressions, loops, and functions), understand how to connect PHP to a MySQL database, and gain experience developing a complete web application with site navigation, form validation, and a password-protected admin area. Kevin also covers the basic CRUD routines for updating a database, debugging techniques, and usable user interfaces. Along the way, he provides practical advice, offers examples of best practices, and demonstrates refactoring techniques to improve existing code.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

SQL Big Data Convergence – The Big Picture

Pluralsight – SQL Big Data Convergence – The Big Picture
This course explains what Big Data, Hadoop and Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) data warehouse technologies are, and how the latter two are converging technologically. Products from Hadapt, Teradata, ParAccel, Microsoft and Cloudera — all of which integrate with Apache Hadoop — are investigated.

SQL Server 2012: Installation and Configuration

Pluralsight – SQL Server 2012: Installation and Configuration
How do you configure Windows correctly for running SQL Server 2012? Which Edition of SQL Server 2012 should you select? How do you choose a RAID level for the SQL Server storage? Which installation options should you choose for SQL Server, and how do you keep SQL Server up-to-date after installing it? This course answers all these questions and more. The course begins by explaining why it is so important to install SQL Server 2012 correctly, and then explains how to configure Windows for stability and performance, choose a storage RAID level that takes the anticipated SQL Server workload into account, and test the storage to ensure it has the performance required. It then describes and shows the SQL Server 2012 installation process, including which options to choose or not, along with common configuration mistakes to avoid. After that it explains how to keep your SQL Server 2012 instance up-to-date with Service Packs and Cumulative Updates, as well as post-installation configuration tasks such as provisioning tempdb. Finally it explains how to configure Database Mail and SQL Server Agent Alerts so that you are notified of critical errors when they occur, plus installing and configuring a simple solution for regular database maintenance, such as backups and index rebuilds. This course is perfect for anyone who is installing SQL Server for the first time and needs guidance on how to properly configure Windows, SQL Server, storage, and regular maintenance so that the SQL Server installation is stable, performs well, and adheres to configuration best practices.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Complete Web Programmer

KillerVideoStore – The Complete Web Programmer
With so many languages and technologies out there, it is really hard for someone to know what to study and in what order – especially if you want to be able to make a living at it!
The Complete Programmer package is designed to guide you along to the way, step-by-step, towards becoming a professional web programmer.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Create an Animated Bar Chart with jQuery

Create an Animated Bar Chart with jQuery
In this course, Chris Converse creates an animated bar chart or other visual graphic with jQuery. This approach is dynamic, allowing a designer to adjust the size of a chart and letting jQuery calculate the new position and size of the bars based on the data associated with each bar. The course also covers designing the chart with HTML and CSS, as well as creating labels and timing delays with jQuery.

Creating an Adaptive Web Site for Multiple Screens

This course demonstrates how to build a web site that automatically adapts its layout to various screen sizes, orientations, and resolutions. Ray Villalobos shows how designers and developers can create a single HTML document and customize its display for desktop browsers and mobile devices such as the iPhone, Android phones, and tablets. The course covers creating a basic HTML5 structure and using reset templates, and styling the site with CSS.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

jQuery Mobile: Building a Mobile Website

In this course, expert web developer and trainer Candyce Mairs gets you up and running as a mobile site developer using the jQuery Mobile framework. You’ll learn the difference between jQuery Mobile and HTML pages and become familiar with the idea of using libraries and themes to feature and style your mobile website. Then you’ll get started creating and updating pages in the mobile space, and even learn how to add features like a date picker for forms, a Twitter feed, and a photo gallery. Along the way you’ll see how to test your designs on a variety of devices to make sure they’re ready for prime time.

Getting Started with XHTML and CSS

The first step in learning the fundamentals of web design is getting past acronyms like XHTML and CSS. In this user-friendly workshop, author and trainer Chad Chelius demystifies XHTML code, showing you the building blocks of a web page’s content, and explains the role that cascading style sheets (CSS) play in building web pages. You’ll learn how to gain complete control over the appearance of your web pages and how to work with links, graphics, and alt text. Finally, you’ll see how to upload your files to a server, add meta tags, and test your website, and you’ll even get a glimpse of the future of the web: HTML5 and CSS3.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

HTML Essential Training (2012)

This course introduces web designers to the nuts and bolts of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the programming language used to create web pages. Author Bill Weinman explains what HTML is, how it’s structured, and presents the major tags and features of the language. Discover how to format text and lists, add images and flow text around them, link to other pages and sites, embed audio and video, and create HTML forms. Additional tutorials cover the new elements in HTML5, the latest version of HTML, and prepare you to start working with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

HTML5: Background Processes with Web Workers

In this course, author Bill Weinman describes how to perform background processing using the Web Workers API in HTML5. Web workers provide background processing for JavaScript, keeping pages responsive while allowing your scripts to run independently. The course demonstrates practical examples for detecting web workers support, setting up workers, implementing shared workers, and handling errors.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

On Camera: Develop Your Video Presence

Join Rick Allen Lippert as he shows you how to conduct yourself on camera and make a positive impression in front of the lens. This course covers basic issues like posture, eye contact, vocal tone, and choosing the right clothing and makeup. Rick also explains how to move across the stage fluidly and handle props, as well as what to do when you make the inevitable mistake.

Photoshop CS6 Quick Start for Photographers

Often photographers who want to learn to use Photoshop just dive in and figure out how to do what they need to do. This is all well and good, but with this approach you’re likely to miss out on features that could help you, ways of working more efficiently, and an overall understanding of how Photoshop works. In this course Tim Grey takes you systematically through Photoshop’s interface and tools, then shows you how to make basic adjustments and output your work for sharing. Whether you’ve been using Photoshop for a little while or you’re just getting started, this workshop will make sure you always know where you are and where you’re headed.

Conflict Resolution Fundamentals

Improve your relationships with your coworkers, clients, and managers and find your way through conflict back to cooperation. In this course, negotiation consultant Lisa Gates shares the secrets of effective conflict resolution and reveals simple, repeatable techniques that apply in most business situations. She’ll present a six-step framework for exploring and navigating conflict resolution, including identifying the issue, separating the people from the problem, overcoming roadblocks to resolution, exploring cultural differences, and getting to agreement.

Effective Public Speaking

Develop the skills you need to prepare and deliver an outstanding speech or presentation with our public speaking training. Author Laura Bergells offers practical insights that can help presenters prepare, open, deliver, and close their speeches. Along the way, discover how to project confidence, storyboard a speech, take questions, respond with thoughtful answers, and develop the creative story that adds life to a speech.

Photography 101

Today’s cameras put an amazing amount of power in the hands of amateur photographers, but it’s not always easy to make use of it. All those buttons, dials, and settings can be pretty intimidating. In this workshop, expert photographer Joseph Linaschke helps you understand what’s going on inside your camera, explaining fundamentals like what an aperture is and how shutter speed works. You’ll learn basics such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera’s flash. There’s also creative instruction to guide you towards becoming a better photographer. As you become more comfortable with your gear, you’ll find that many new creative possibilities open up for you and the quality of your photography improves.

Application Development with Qt Creator

A fast-paced guide for building cross-platform applications using Qt and Qt Quick

Troubleshooting vSphere Storage

Become a master at troubleshooting and solving common storage issues in your vSphere environment

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Designing and Implementing Test Automation Frameworks with QTP

Learn how to design and implement a test automation framework block by block

Developing RESTful Web Services with Jersey 2.0

Learn how to design and implement a test automation framework block by block

Instant OpenCV for iOS

Learn how to build real-time computer vision applications for the iOS platform using the OpenCV library

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Java eLearning Kit For Dummies

As a platform-independent, object-oriented programming language, Java helps developers write once and run anywhere. With this dynamic combination of a full-color printed book and a Dummies online interactive eLearning course, you'll find a wealth of information on the latest release of Java. Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-tos, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier.

Build Gamified Websites with PHP and jQuery

Gamification involves the process of leveraging the features of real games into real life. A gamified website has the potential to increase user engagement, ROI, and learning. This book will help you build gamified websites with PHP and jQuery by making you understand the gamification design process to implement game mechanics in practical applications.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Pro Web Gadgets for Mobile and Desktop

The miniature web applications known as gadgets (or widgets) are a key component of the distributed web and an ideal way to publish your content far beyond the reach of your own web site. Packaging web content and functionality into a gadget enables it to be seen anywhere from iGoogle to the iPhone—wherever the user may be, on or off the traditional web. Everyone can access your content without having to visit your web site.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of SQL Server. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Web Designer's Idea Book, Vol. 2: More of the Best Themes, Trends and Styles in Website Design

Volume 2 of The Web Designer's Idea Book includes more than 650 new websites arranged thematically, so you can easily find inspiration for your work. Author Patrick McNeil, creator of the popular web design blog and author of the original bestselling Web Designer's Idea Book, has cataloged thousands of sites, and showcases the latest and best examples in this book. The web is the most rapidly changing design medium, and this book offers an organized overview of what's happening right now. Sites are categorized by type, design element, styles and themes, structural styles, and structural elements. This new volume also includes a helpful chapter explaining basic design principles and how they can be applied online. Whether you're brainstorming with a coworker or explaining your ideas to a client, this book provides a powerful communication tool you can use to jump start your next project.

Improving SEO Using Accessibility Techniques

In this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen focuses on two elements of web development: accessibility and search engine optimization (SEO), demonstrating why they are important and how they work. The course also shows how good coding practices and modern web standards can make a site accessible and more visible to search engines and social networks. Exercise files are included with the course.

Drupal For Dummies

Drupal offers unparalleled flexibility for content-managed web sites, and Drupal 7 is the easiest version to use yet. This new edition teaches you the fast, fun, and easy way to get started with Drupal. Even if you have no Drupal experience, you'll quickly learn how to download and install Drupal, set up your first content-managed site, apply templates, use modules, and more.

Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide

A clear, hands-on guide to creating perfect content managed websites with the free Joomla! CMS

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Magento PHP Developer's Guide

Get started with the flexible and powerful e-commerce framework, Magento

C# 5.0 Programmer's Reference

Well-known C# expert Rod Stephens gives novice and experienced developers a comprehensive tutorial and reference to standard C#. This new title fully covers the latest C# language standard, C# 5.0, as well as its implementation in the 2013 release of Visual Studio. The author provides exercises and solutions; and his C# Helper website will provide readers and students with ongoing support. This resource is packed with tips, tricks, tutorials, examples, and exercises and is the perfect professional companion for programmers who want to stay ahead of the game.

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) makes software development easier and now features support for iOS, MacOS, Android, and Java development. If you are an application developer, some of the important factors you undoubtedly consider in selecting development frameworks and tools include agility, seamless collaboration capabilities, flexibility, and ease of use. Microsoft's ALM suite of productivity tools includes new functionality and extensibility that are sure to grab your attention. Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013 provides in-depth coverage of these new capabilities. Authors Mickey Gousset, Martin Hinshelwood, Brian A. Randell, Brian Keller, and Martin Woodward are Visual Studio and ALM experts, and their hands-on approach makes adopting new ALM functionality easy.

Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Windows Azure

This book will help you understand the capabilities of Microsoft Hyper-V, architect a Hyper-V solution for your datacenter, plan a deployment/migration, and then manage it all using native tools and System Center. Coverage also includes hybrid cloud scenarios specifically with Windows Azure to complete the full virtualization piece of providing data both on premise and off premise.

Getting Started with OpenShift

Intrigued by the possibilities of developing web applications in the cloud? With this concise book, you get a quick hands-on introduction to OpenShift, the open source Platform as a Service PaaS offering from Red Hat.


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