Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers

Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers
Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers is the perfect book for developers new to SQL Server and planning to create and deploy applications against Microsoft’s market-leading database system for the Windows platform. Now in its third edition, the book is enhanced to cover the very latest developments in SQL Server 2012.

Beginning Database Design Solutions

Beginning Database Design Solutions
This book is intended for IT professionals and students who want to learn how to design, analyze, and understand databases. The material will benefit those who want a better high-level understanding of databases such as proposal managers, architects, project managers, and even customers. The material will also benefit those who will actually design, build, and work with databases such as database designers, database administrators, and programmers. In many projects, these roles overlap so the same person may be responsible for working on the proposal, managing part of the project, and designing and creating the database.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Beginning Database Design: From Novice to Professional

Beginning Database Design: From Novice to Professional
Beginning Database Design, Second Edition provides short, easy-to-read explanations of how to get database design right the first time. This book offers numerous examples to help you avoid the many pitfalls that entrap new and not-so-new database designers. Through the help of use cases and class diagrams modeled in the UML, you’ll learn to discover and represent the details and scope of any design problem you choose to attack.      

Android A Programmer’s Guide

Android  A Programmer’s Guide
Build compelling Java-based mobile applications using the Android SDK and the Eclipse open-source software development platform. Android: A Programmer's Guide shows you, step-by-step, how to download and set up all of the necessary tools, build and tune dynamic Android programs, and debug your results. Discover how to provide web and chat functions, interact with the phone dialer and GPS devices, and access the latest Google services. You'll also learn how to create custom Content Providers and database-enable your applications using SQLite.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Android User Interface Design: Turning Ideas and Sketches into Beautifully Designed Apps (Usability)

Android User Interface Design: Turning Ideas and Sketches into Beautifully Designed Apps (Usability)

In today’s crowded Android marketplace, it’s more important than ever to differentiate your apps. Great design is the best way to do that. Now, leading Android app design expert Ian G. Clifton shows you how to make your apps come alive and how to deliver apps that users will want, love, and buy!

Android Apps Security

Android Apps Security
Android Apps Security provides guiding principles for how to best design and develop Android apps with security in mind. It explores concepts that can be used to secure apps and how developers can use and incorporate these security features into their apps.

Android 4.2 App Development Essentials

Android 4.2 App Development Essentials
The goal of this book is to teach the skills necessary to develop Android based applications using the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the Android 4.2 Software Development Kit (SDK).

ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

Lynda – ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training
In ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training, Todd Perkins shows Flash designers how to incorporate ActionScript code into their projects and create interactive presentations and applications. The course includes a review of ActionScript language basics and the object-oriented programming (OOP) methodology, a tour of those Flash Professional CS5 features designed for developers, such as code hinting and the Code Snippets panel, and instructions on interacting with objects in the Library and placing code on the Timeline. Exercise files are included with the course.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Build a Practical Web Application with Laravel

Tutsplus – Build a Practical Web Application with Laravel
Do you understand the basics of Laravel, but just need a little guidance in putting it all together? In this course, Andrew Perkins will walk you through the process of building a practical, Yahoo Answers-esque web app, “Make It Snappy,” with Laravel – step by step!

Google AdWords Essential Training

Lynda – Google AdWords Essential Training
Leverage the power of paid search advertising, the most direct and measurable advertising medium in existence, using the leading platform in this space, Google AdWords. Author David Booth shows how to start using this advertising platform to reach an enormous audience of potential customers with relevant messaging and measure the ROI from their activities.

HTML5 + UX: Customized Photo Cards

HTML5 + UX: Customized Photo Cards

The HTML5 + UX series puts HTML5, CSS3, and recent JavaScript API technologies to work—enhancing your web projects with interactivity and multimedia. This first installment shows you how to build an online application for creating personalized photo cards with user-uploaded imagery. Author Joseph Lowery shows how to create the form interface and introduces HTML5 features such as drag-and-drop file upload and interactive image manipulation.

CSS Positioning Best Practices

Lynda – CSS Positioning Best Practices
Web designers and coders will be introduced to techniques to improve their results in CSS Positioning Best Practices. Beginning with a brief review of CSS, instructor Bill Weinman demonstrates how to position elements on a page using CSS instead of tables. He then goes step by step through the process of using CSS positioning to lay out pages that have traditionally been laid out using HTML tables. Exercise files accompany the course.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

jQuery Mobile Essential Training

In this course, author Joe Marini uses the jQuery Mobile framework to create visually rich, interactive web pages for mobile devices. The course examines the construction of jQuery Mobile pages, showing how to build page transitions, dialogs, buttons, and toolbars. The course also delves into generating mobile-optimized web forms and list views and explains how jQuery Mobile handles events, including touch gestures and changes in device orientation.

Working with Clients (and Getting Paid!)

Tutsplus – Working with Clients (and Getting Paid!)
There’s a lot to learn when you’re breaking into freelancing, but the most important skills any freelancer will learn revolve around one thing: clients. Every successful freelancer will eventually need to master the ability to find good portfolio of clients, manage your relationship with them through the project, deliver in a way that makes them repeat clients, and (very importantly) get paid promptly. Wes McDowell of Deep End Design will walk you through every step of client management. Ready to turn your clients into your biggest fans? Let’s get started! Wes explains everything you need to know about working with clients,

Outdoor Lifestyle Photography

KelbyTraining – Outdoor Lifestyle Photography
Join top pro photographer Erik Valind on location shooting outdoor lifestyle photos on the sunny Florida coast. With outdoor lifestyle photography your job is to sell the experience to the viewer. You need to be able to work in all kinds of lighting situations and with a range of gear–from strobes to diffusion panels–to get the kind of killer shots that makes the viewer wish they were there. Erik takes you through a series of locations and situations

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Java Cleancode Video Series

Cleancode Video Series
Clean Coders is all about educational videos for software professionals, by software professionals. Clean Coders code-casts are rich with content and will forever change the way you think about code, about design, about your disciplines, about your profession.

Freelancing Fundamentals

Lynda – Freelancing Fundamentals
In this course, author and seasoned freelancer Tom Geller shows you how to prepare for a transition to freelancing. Begin by taking a look at your career goals, the systems that will support you, and proper ways to plan for success. Find out how to marshal your resources, refine your portfolio for presentation to clients, and estimate your costs to avoid any surprises on the financial front. Plus, discover how to create invoices, manage your books and taxes, expand your client base with marketing, and grow your business.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Leading Productive One-on-One Meetings

Lynda – Leading Productive One-on-One Meetings
Regular one-on-one meetings provide managers with an opportunity to head off problems and efficiently answer the many small, quick questions that arise during the workweek. In this course, Dave Crenshaw shows you how to establish a one-on-one meeting schedule and agenda, assign and review actions items, and assess the results of the meeting and follow up on promises. The course also explains how to effectively listen to employees’ needs and when to offer training and development.

Scrum Fundamentals

Pluralsight – Scrum Fundamentals
This course introduces the business case for Scrum, the core Scrum framework, and and the raw ingredients for bootstrapping Scrum in your organization. Later modules discuss personal tips and insights from David’s years of experience using, teaching, and coaching Scrum.

Building Your First Windows Store App with XAML and C#

Lynda – Building Your First Windows Store App with XAML and C#
Microsoft Windows 8 introduces Windows Store apps (formerly known as Metro apps), which can be built with a variety of programming languages. In this course, David Gassner shows you how to pair XAML with C# to build a simple data-driven application. He provides a tour of the free Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 and runs through a few Hello World exercises before demonstrating how to perform most of the basic app programming tasks with XAML and C#. The course describes how to acquire and display data, add an app bar, and use Windows 8 contracts to share assets with other applications.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Access 2013 Essential Training

Lynda – Access 2013 Essential Training
Join author and database expert Adam Wilbert on a tour of the essential features of Microsoft Access 2013 and discover how to build a database and store your data more efficiently. First, Adam explains the concepts behind relational databases, before moving onto building tables—the foundation of any database. He then shows how to define the relationships between tables and use queries to find and filter data. The course also shows how to apply rules and validation to minimize data entry errors; build an interface for the database from forms, complete with interactive buttons and combo boxes; create reports for printing and sharing; and automate these tasks and many others with macros.

Creating N-Tier Applications in C#, Part 2

Pluralsight – Creating N-Tier Applications in C#, Part 2
In part 2 of this series, you’ll continue to learn about building N-Tier applications using domain driven design techniques. You’ll learn how to structure tests within your solution, how to design your application’s persistence strategy, and how to reuse your core domain objects between multiple front-end applications.

Creating N-Tier Applications in C#, Part 1

Pluralsight – Creating N-Tier Applications in C#, Part 1
In part 1 of this series, you’ll learn why separating software application logic into layers is a common practice, as well as some pros and cons of doing so. You’ll see how monolithic applications can evolve into N-Tier applications, including two approaches: Data Centric and Domain Centric (or DDD) designs.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Word 2010 Mail Merge Workshop

Video2Brain – Word 2010 Mail Merge Workshop
In this course you’ll learn how to make the most of the Word 2010’s mail merge feature. The contents of this course include:

Excel 2013 Essential Training

Lynda – Excel 2013 Essential Training
Whether you’re a novice or an expert wanting to refresh your skillset with Microsoft Excel, this course covers all the basics you need to start entering your data and building organized workbooks. Author Dennis Taylor teaches you how to enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, work with multiple worksheets, format the appearance of your data, and build charts and PivotTables. Other lessons cover the powerful IF, VLOOKUP, and COUNTIF family of functions; the Goal Seek, Solver, and other data analysis tools; and how to automate many of these tasks with macros.

Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP

Lynda – Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP
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 developers and users who want to install and configure WordPress locally on a Mac with MAMP, the open-source server/database/scripting language combo 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.

WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce

Lynda – WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce
Build an online store using WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin, one of the most popular and trusted ecommerce solutions for WordPress. WooCommerce provides advanced store management for physical and digital products, and in this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to navigate the inventory, tax, and shipping settings; add products; manage sales; and customize your store’s layout. Plus, learn how to use the plugin with external services for payment processing and shipping.

Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami

Lynda – Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami
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 developers and users who want to install and configure WordPress locally with BitNami, the multiplatform, open-source server/database/scripting language and WordPress combo 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, whether you’re on a Mac or Windows PC.

Lynda – WordPress Ecommerce: Core Concepts

Lynda – WordPress Ecommerce: Core Concepts
Planning to use WordPress to run your online business? You need to understand your product, how to best reach your customer, and how to secure your site, and then come up with a plan to implement WordPress. Follow along with Morten-Rand Hendriksen as he guides you through the planning process for building an online store and the special considerations that come with using WordPress.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Responsive Design with Drupal

Lynda – Responsive Design with Drupal
In this course, Chaz Chumley takes you through the process of transitioning a Drupal website to a responsive model that automatically tailors and sizes content for a wide range of displays, from desktops to mobile devices.

Monday, July 21, 2014

GLSL Essentials

GLSL Essentials
Shader programming has been the largest revolution in graphics programming. OpenGL Shading Language (abbreviated: GLSL or GLslang), is a high-level shading language based on the syntax of the C programming language.With GLSL you can execute code on your GPU (aka graphics card). More sophisticated effects can be achieved with this technique.

Scratch 2.0: Beginner's Guide, 2nd Edition

Scratch 2.0: Beginner's Guide, 2nd Edition
As 21st century people, we live a digital life, but computer scientists around the world warn of a declining pool of digitally literate computer science students. The Scratch environment makes it fun for students of any age to think, create, and collaborate digitally.

GameMaker Game Programming with GML

GameMaker Game Programming with GML
GameMaker: Studio is a popular game engine used to publish games to a variety of platforms. Although GameMaker: Studio's drag-and-drop functionality makes creating games simple and fast, utilizing scripts can really help organize and speed up GameMaker's workflow exponentially.

Mastering Clojure Data Analysis

Mastering Clojure Data Analysis
Clojure is a Lisp dialect built on top of the Java Virtual Machine. As data increasingly invades more and more parts of our lives, we continually need more tools to deal with it effectively. Data can be organized effectively using Clojure data tools.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids

Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids
Technology today is growing rapidly, with all sorts of cool gadgets, applications, and games made thanks to the rise of computer programming. The Raspberry Pi is a crafty device that has promoted the teaching of basic computer science in schools, catching the attention of both young and old. Although learning to program offers a unique set of skills that allows you to explore your creative side, it has its own challenges, which may mean you will need a helping hand.

Video2Brain – Introducing the JavaScript Language

Video2Brain – Introducing the JavaScript Language
JavaScript is the lingua franca of the web, but before you can start using it to create dynamic websites, you need to understand how it works. In this workshop trainer and developer Joe Chellman explores the syntax behind the JavaScript language. You will learn to speak as JavaScript by gaining an understanding of variables, types, objects, arrays, operators, control structures, loops, and functions. You will also work through a series of hands-on examples that put these ideas into action. After completing this course, you will understand the core syntax of JavaScript and how this scripting language works to build powerful and complex functionality on the web.

Lynda – JavaScript Essential Training

Lynda – JavaScript Essential Training
Use JavaScript to add new features and a richer, more compelling user interface on web pages. This course keeps current best practices and practical uses for JavaScript in mind, while covering syntax, working with the DOM, and developing and debugging across multiple platforms, devices, and browsers. Author Simon Allardice also shows how to progressively enhance and gracefully degrade web pages, and take advantage of the world of JavaScript libraries now available.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CSS: Styling Navigation

Lynda – CSS: Styling Navigation
Join James Williamson, as he shows you how to create elegant menus, links, and buttons that help visitors navigate your site faster and more intuitively. The course covers creating structured navigation that is accessible and clean, styling links, and building horizontal and vertical menus with rollover effects. The last chapter reveals how to create stylish buttons with special effects and CSS sprites.

Lynda – Git Essential Training

Lynda – Git Essential Training
The course shows how to use Git, the popular open-source version control software, to manage changes to source code and text files. Using a step-by-step approach, author Kevin Skoglund presents the commands that enable efficient code management and reveals the fundamental concepts behind version control systems and the Git architecture. Discover how to track changes to files in a repository, review previous edits, and compare versions of a file; create branches to test new ideas without altering the main project; and merge those changes into the project if they work out. The course begins by demonstrating version control in a single-user, standalone context, before exploring how remote repositories allow users to collaborate on projects effectively.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Web Design Fundamentals

Lynda – Web Design Fundamentals
Web Design Fundamentalsis a survey of Web design and development techniques and technologies, fundamental concepts, terms, and best practices involved in professional web design. Instructor James Williamson examines popular web development tools, server-side software solutions, content management solutions, and cloud-based software, providing a high-level overview of the world of Web publishing.

Lynda – Improving SEO Using Accessibility Techniques

Lynda – Improving SEO Using Accessibility Techniques
This course focuses on two elements of web development: accessibility and search engine optimization (SEO), demonstrating why they are important and how they work. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen also shows how good coding practices and modern web standards can make a site accessible and more visible to search engines and social networks.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Learning TCP/IP Video Training

InfiniteSkills – Learning TCP/IP Video Training
In this TCP/IP training course from author and expert trainer Ric Messier, you will learn all about the standard communication protocol for the internet. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) defines how devices connect to, and communicate through the internet. This tutorial explains how TCP/IP packages, addresses, routes and delivers data over a networks.

InDesign Tables In Depth

Lynda – InDesign Tables In Depth
This course explores the powerful but occasionally mysterious table features in InDesign, illustrating how they can be used efficiently and to their best advantage. Author Diane Burns demonstrates how to set up a table, format it using Table commands, and capture that formatting in table styles as well as how to work with images and update the information in tables without losing formatting. The course also shows how to use tables that don’t look like tables to offer solutions to layout problems, like setting up images and captions or simplifying complex text frames.

Lynda – CorelDRAW Essential Training

 Lynda – CorelDRAW Essential Training
Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced artist, this course provides detailed coverage of CorelDRAW, the flagship vector-based illustration and layout application. Author Scott Georgeson, the official creator of video training for CorelDRAW X4, X5, and X6, helps you get up to speed with the basics of vector drawing. Scott demonstrates how to use objects, layers, and pages to organize documents effectively and he discusses working with color, Artistic Text, drawing tools, and special effects. The course also covers how to align and group objects to lay them out more effectively and how to dictate the layering of objects with the Weld, Trim, and Intersect commands.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Photoshop for Web Developers

Tutsplus – Photoshop for Web Developers
Are you a web developer, but want to improve your Photoshop and graphics skills? Well, join us as Neil teaches us the basics of Photoshop that all web developers need

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flash Professional CS5: Creating a Simple Game for iOS Devices

Lynda – Flash Professional CS5: Creating a Simple Game for iOS Devices
In this course, Todd Perkins shows how to use Flash Professional CS5 to create a game to play on iOS devices, utilizing device hardware like the accelerometer and integration with a local database. The course covers the game development from start to finish, including planning and preparation, character and background animation, creating interactions and scoring mechanism, and finally testing and publishing the app. Exercise files are included with the course.

Best Practices for Flash-based Banner Ads

Lynda – Best Practices for Flash-based Banner Ads
Build eye-catching banner ads in Flash Professional that achieve design goals and satisfy the requirements of search engines and the sites where the ads will display. Author Anastasia McCune explores the current standards of banner ad design, offers a series of best practices for technical development, including incorporating video, and details the necessary information to gather from clients and publishers in order to build an ad. Then Anastasia constructs a number of banner ad examples as simple, expandable, and multi-panel from start to finish, showing how to optimize assets and add interactivity.

Build a CMS in CodeIgniter

Tutsplus – Build a CMS in CodeIgniter
Need to go about building your own custom CMS? Well, I’m here to teach you how to do this very thing, using the popular CodeIgniter framework. If you’d like to take your skills to the next level, why don’t you join me?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Building ASP.NET MVC Apps with EF Code First, HTML5, and jQuery

Pluralsight – Building ASP.NET MVC Apps with EF Code First, HTML5, and jQuery
This course provides an end-to-end look at building a Web application using several different technologies.


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