Monday, June 30, 2014

SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Development Cookbook

SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Development Cookbook
Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system. As a database, it is a software product whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications.

Oracle Fusion Applications Administration Essentials

Oracle Fusion Applications Administration Essentials

Oracle Fusion Applications is a process driven and enduser centric package, which is different from legacy ERP products, which means that the installation and maintenance of Oracle Fusion Applications is fundamentally different from legacy ERP.

Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development - Made Simple, Second Edition

Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development - Made Simple, Second Edition
Modern enterprise applications must be user-friendly, visually attractive, and fast much like Oracle Fusion applications.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Troubleshooting Oracle Performance (2nd edition)

Troubleshooting Oracle Performance (2nd edition)
Troubleshooting Oracle Performance, 2nd Edition is your systematic guide to diagnosing and resolving performance problems in database-backed applications involving Oracles database engine.

Building Online Communities With Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress

Building Online Communities With Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress
Content management, blogs, and online forums are among the most significant online trends today, and Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress are three of the most popular open source applications facilitating these trends.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Learning Node.js: A Hands-on Guide to Building Web Applications in JavaScript

Learning Node.js: A Hands-on Guide to Building Web Applications in JavaScript
Learning Node.js brings together the knowledge and JavaScript code you need to build master the Node.js platform and build server-side applications with extraordinary speed and scalability.

Friday, June 27, 2014

CSS3 Foundations

CSS3 Foundations
Master innovative and eye catching website design with the exciting new Treehouse Series of books Turn plain words and images into stunning websites with CSS3 and this beautiful, full color guide.

HTML5 Foundations

HTML5 Foundations
Taking you beyond the constraints of prebuilt themes and simple site building tools, this new Treehouse book combines practicality with inspiration to show you how to create fully customized, modern, and dazzling websites that make viewers want to stop and stay.

Testable Windows 8 Applications

Pluralsight – Testable Windows 8 Applications
This course explores the ins and outs of developing testable Windows 8 applications that are written in C# and XAML, or HTML and JavaScript. Topics examined include how to structure applications to facilitate testing, limitations when writing unit tests, UI automation testing, and unit testing with WinJS.

Windows 8 – From Start to Store

Pluralsight – Windows 8 – From Start to Store
Everything you need to know about creating Windows 8 Store applications. The course begins with an overview of Windows 8 and its principle design features, continues with a discussion of the principal controls used to build apps, and takes you all the way through submitting an application to the store. Along the way there is in-depth coverage of the presentation and manipulation of data, including data storage and data binding. You’ll also come to understand and control the application lifecycle and handle asynchronous operations. Finally, you’ll see how to implement charms with contracts and how to keep your application alive and engaging.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Building Windows 8 Applications with JavaScript and HTML

Pluralsight – Building Windows 8 Applications with JavaScript and HTML
Learn how to build Windows Store applications on top of the WinJS platform with JavaScript and HTML. Get acquainted with the design philosophy of the Modern UI and how it affects the design of your application. Work with existing and new WinJS controls to provide interaction, learn how to respond to layout orientation and view state changes. Learn the distinctions between traditional web development and WinJS development, and see how to take existing .NET development skills and apply them to Window Store applications.

Unix for Mac OS X Users

Lynda – Unix for Mac OS X Users
Unix for Mac OS X Users unlocks the powerful capabilities of Unix that underlie Mac OS X, teaching how to use command-line syntax to perform common tasks such as file management, data entry, and text manipulation. The course teaches Unix from the ground up, starting with the basics of the command line and graduating to powerful, advanced tools like grep, sed, and xargs. The course shows how to enter commands in Terminal to create, move, copy, and delete files and folders; change file ownership and permissions; view and stop command and application processes; find and edit data within files; and use command-line shortcuts to speed up workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

Lynda – Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training
In this course, Macworld senior editor Christopher Breen provides a comprehensive overview of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, complete with insider tips for getting the most out of the operating system. The course shows how to configure system preferences, personalize the interface, master gestures, and achieve fluency with applications such as Mail, Calendar, and Preview. The course also includes tutorials on browsing the web with Safari, automating complex tasks with Automator, sharing over a network, performing maintenance operations using Disk Utility, and offers time-saving techniques for using the Mac efficiently. Along the way, Christopher reviews the 200+ new features in Mountain Lion, which gives even experienced Mac users a valuable head start.

Lynda – Up and Running with Bootstrap

Lynda – 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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max 2013

Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max 2013
Get professional training in 3ds Max from this Autodesk Official Training Guide
Extremely popular with video game designers as well as architects, 3ds Max offers integrated 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing tools designed to streamline production. If you already have a working knowledge of 3ds Max basics, this official guide will take your skills to the next level. Detailed tutorials cover all the latest features of 3ds Max. From modeling, texturing, animation, and architectural visualization to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, this book provides professional-level instruction on 3ds Max.

Learning 3DS Max 2012

InfiniteSkills – Learning 3DS Max 2012
Take your skills to the next level. This Learning 3DS Max??? 2012 Tutorial Video is the ultimate in comprehensive instruction for the discerning professional. These training classes use broadcast quality audio and video to deliver concise and informative training right to your desktop. The course is presented via an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, allowing you to learn at your own pace.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Design Pattern Principles

Design principles form the foundations that design patterns are built upon. They are more fundamental than design patterns. When you follow proven design principles, your code base becomes infinitely more flexible and adaptable to change, as well as more maintainable. I will briefly introduce you to some of the more widely known design principles and a series of principles known as the S.O.L.I.D. principles.

InDesign CS6 Essential Training

Lynda – InDesign CS6 Essential Training
InDesign is an essential tool for design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, book publishers, and freelance designers around the world. This course presents the core features and techniques that make this powerful page layout application fun and easy to use. Author David Blatner shows how to navigate and customize the workspace, manage documents and pages, work with text frames and graphics, export and print finished documents, explore creating interactive documents, and much more. He also covers popular topics such as EPUBs and long documents and includes advice on working with overset text, unnamed colors, and other troublesome issues that may arise for first-time designers.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

HTML5 for Flash Developers

Lynda – HTML5 for Flash Developers
In this course, Lee Brimelow shows Flash developers how to create dynamic content in the browser using HTML5, CSS, and other related technologies. The course compares ActionScript and JavaScript and covers building animations using the Canvas element and CSS3 transitions, incorporating video and audio, and manipulating 3D content with WebGL.

Up and Running with VBA in Access

Lynda – Up and Running with VBA in Access
Enhance productivity by automating routine tasks and providing custom functionality not built into Access with a few basics in VBA code. Author Curt Frye introduces object-oriented programming and provides database designers with a foundation in the Access object model and the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. The course covers automating tasks with macros, working in the Visual Basic Editor, writing functions, adding logic, reading data, controlling forms, and more.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

SharePoint 2010 Web Part Development

PluralSight – SharePoint 2010 Web Part Development
This course covers SharePoint 2010 web part development from basic topics, right through to advanced tips and techniques.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Design Patterns Explained

Design patterns are high-level abstract solution templates. Think of them as blueprints for solutions rather than the solutions themselves. You won’t find a framework that you can simply apply to your application; instead, you will typically arrive at design patterns through refactoring your code and generalizing your problem.

30 Days to Learn C#

Tutsplus – 30 Days to Learn C#
My aim is to introduce you to the C# language (and a tiny bit of the .NET Framework), and give you a clear understanding of the fundamentals needed to start writing applications in C#.

Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training

Lynda – Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training
In Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training, author Walt Ritscher demonstrates how to use Visual Studio 2010 Professional to develop full-featured applications targeting a variety of platforms. Starting with an overview of the integrated developer environment, the course covers working with code editors, navigating and formatting code, and deploying applications. Also included are tutorials on running performance and load tests, and debugging code. Exercise files accompany the course.

Introduction to Game Development Using Unity 3D Course

VTC – Introduction to Game Development Using Unity 3D Course
This VTC course will take you through the ins and outs of creating a video game from scratch. Say goodbye to your spare time as this is too much fun to be had. You will learn how to maneuver your character around in 3d space, sculpting and painting your environments, special effects, weapon handling, creating menu and user interfaces, adding enemies, generating large worlds and much more. The main software package used (Unity3D) is free of charge, yet high quality. All the art assets you will need are provided. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Web Programming With Python

InfiniteSkills – Web Programming With Python
Take your skills to the next level. This Web Programming With Python Tutorial Video is the ultimate in comprehensive instruction for the discerning professional.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ruby on Rails Essential Training (2007)

Lynda – Ruby on Rails Essential Training (2007)
Ruby on Rails aims to make building web applications simpler. In Ruby on Rails Essential Training, expert instructor Kevin Skoglund focuses on the same goal. Kevin explains the complete process—from understanding the fundamental concepts behind any Ruby on Rails project to creating full-featured, easy-to-maintain applications using the Ruby on Rails framework. Using the practical project of building an online store as an example, Skoglund teaches the basics of the Ruby language. He also covers how to design an application, how to build dynamic interfaces, how to structure and interact with databases, how to create a working shopping cart, and how to regulate user access with passwords. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Analyzing Your Website to Improve SEO

Lynda – Analyzing Your Website to Improve SEO
In this course, search engine optimization (SEO) expert Peter Kent walks step-by-step through the process of reviewing the content and markup of an existing web site to improve its ranking in search engine results. This course offers a consultant’s take on how to analyze each component—from keywords to content to code—and determine what improvements are necessary to become more visible to search engines like Yahoo!, Bing, and Google.

A Better CSS: LESS and SASS

LESS and SASS can style sheets more readable, maintainable and easier to write.

Lynda – CSS with LESS and SASS

Ever find yourself wishing that CSS had features like variables, functions, or reusable classes? Look no further. LESS and Sass are CSS style sheet tools called preprocessors that add these features and more, simplifying the creation of complex CSS styles. In this course, author Joe Marini introduces the LESS and Sass tools in a two-part manner.
The first section focuses on LESS (Leaner CSS) and how it can be used on both the client and the server. The lessons show how to work with variables, mixins, nested rules, and other features to easily create maintainable CSS.
The second section introduces Sass (Syntactically awesome stylesheets), which contains many of the same features as LESS, along with a few new ones. Joe also compares and contrasts the two tools, and explains how your platform and needs may influence which tool you choose.

Monday, June 16, 2014

CSS: Core Concepts

Lynda CSS: Core Concepts
In this hands-on course, James Williamson demonstrates the concepts that form the foundation of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), including styling text, adding margins and padding, and controlling how images display. The course also explores the tools needed to work with CSS, the differences between embedded and external styles, how to use selectors to target elements, and what to do when styles conflict.

CSS3 First Look

Lynda – CSS3 First Look

In CSS3 First Look, staff author James Williamson provides an in-depth introduction to the newest CSS standard, detailing its modular format, history, and current level of browser support, while also demonstrating its capabilities and applications. The course includes tutorials on using new selectors, modifying typography and color, working with the box model, and understanding media queries. Exercise files accompany the course.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

jQuery UI Using HTML5

AppDev – jQuery UI Using HTML5
Learn how to increase the interactivity in your web applications with jQueryUI. Here you will learn about how to use jQuery effectively whether it is for simple form manipulation or building a library of custom widgets. Make your next project shine with jQuery UI.

Java Database Integration with JDBC

Lynda – Java Database Integration with JDBC
Whether you’re building a web- or desktop-based application with Java SE or Java EE, many Java applications need to integrate data from a relational database. This course describes how to read and manage data from relational databases such as MySQL and SQL Server using the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API.
Author David Gassner explains how to choose a JDBC driver and connect to one or more databases. He also provides detailed instructions on reading, selecting, and updating data; calling stored procedures; managing data via JavaBean classes or with prepared statements; and working with metadata.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Java How to Program (9th Edition)

The Deitels? groundbreaking How to Program series offers unparalleled breadth and depth of object-oriented programming concepts and intermediate-level topics for further study. Java How to program (Early Objects) 9e contains an optional extensive OOD/UML 2 case study on developing and implementing the software for an automated teller machine.

WordPress: Creating Custom Widgets and Plugins with PHP

In WordPress: Creating Custom Widgets and Plugins with PHP, Drew Falkman teaches PHP developers how to create custom functionality for WordPress 2.0 through 3.0 using widgets and plugins. This course starts by installing and setting up WordPress 3.0 on both Mac and Windows, then provides an in-depth look at tasks related to these WordPress add-ons: installing and administering, building and customizing, creating editable options and database tables, working with posts and pages, and utilizing jQuery and AJAX. There are also tutorials dedicated to promoting a widget or plugin, adding security, and localizing the interface. Exercise files are included with the course.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Test-Driven PHP in Action

Tutsplus – Test-Driven PHP in Action

In this course, join Radoslaw Benkel, as he takes you through the ins and outs of using PHP as most popular test-suite, PHPUnit. Along the way, you will of course learn how to install it on your system, how to use the various assertions, how to create mocks, and much more!

Building an e-Commerce Web Site Using Dreamweaver with PHP

Lynda – Building an e-Commerce Web Site Using Dreamweaver with PHP
In this course, author Lawrence Cramer offers two approaches to implementing ecommerce functionality in Dreamweaver: introducing basic ecommerce functions to an existing site and creating a stand-alone ecommerce solution with PHP and MySQL. The course explores choosing a payment vendor, creating a simple buy button, configuring a store with the Cartweaver extension, adding products and discounts, and managing inventory. The course also provides guidance on securing an ecommerce site, preparing for the site’s launch, and effectively promoting a store. Exercise files accompany the course.

Silverlight 5 Essential Training

Lynda – Silverlight 5 Essential Training
Microsoft Silverlight 5 is a rich application framework for creating high-performance, cross-platform desktop and mobile applications. In this course, author Walt Ritscher demonstrates how to build a variety of applications in Silverlight, with particular focus on building compelling business applications and delivering premium video and audio content. Developers will work with the C# programming language and Visual Studio Professional, as well as Expression Blend, a tool that simplifies creation of the interactive user interfaces expected in modern-day applications.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android

Technology trends come and go, but few have generated the excitement, momentum, or long-term impact that mobile computing has.

Mobile computing impacts people's lives at work and at home on a daily basis.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Windows Azure is the most opted for cloud technology, and is getting better each day.

With the increasing number of users of Windows Phone and Windows 8, the necessity for a good robust cloud service to support the apps is increasing.

Windows Azure Mobile Services is a set of Windows Azure hosted services that are designed to quickly build, deploy, and manage a mobile web-connected app.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Responsive Design with Joomla!

In this course, Jen Kramer shows how to build a custom Joomla! template that automatically tailors and sizes content for a wide range of displays, from desktops to mobile devices. This course covers using Joomla! 3 with its built-in Bootstrap framework, and a start-to-finish development strategy that covers everything from converting the wireframe to HTML, to styling the headers and footers. Jen also shows how to incorporate Dreamweaver and the Firefox developer tools into your workflow, and accommodate multiple layouts and color variations in a single template.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Getting Started with Themes in WordPress

Video2Brain – Getting Started with Themes in WordPress
One of the best things about WordPress is how themes let you customize the way your site looks and works. Though there are lots themes available for free, you may want to create your own in order to communicate your unique online identity. In this workshop developer and trainer Joe Chellman shows you two approaches to creating a theme. You’ll learn how to create a child theme from an existing theme, using the current default theme, Twenty Twelve, as an example. You’ll also learn how take a single, static HTML file (with attendant CSS and image files) and build it into a WordPress theme with support for widgetized sidebars and custom menus.

CMS Fundamentals

In CMS Fundamentals, James Williamson defines content management systems (CMSs) and explains their role in web site development. The course demonstrates the different CMS solutions available today, including WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla; reviews CMS terminology and best practices; and shows how to develop a content management strategy. Guidelines are also included for evaluating a potential CMS, whether hosted or self-hosted, open source or proprietary, and choosing a CMS based on a specific need or focus.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Lynda – Essential Training

This course shows how to establish a web presence quickly and easily with, without having to download any software or set up web hosting. Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to sign up for an account, personalize your profile, and start posting content right away. The course also includes tutorials on everything from adding images, video, formatting, and links that make blog posts pop to installing plugins, creating custom themes, and attracting readers with social sharing, and more.

Monday, June 2, 2014

WordPress 3.0 Intermediate

You’ll start with local installs and multisites, move on to SEO and social features and then wrap up with e-commerce, custom content and more.


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