Now For Something Completely Instant
When was the last time you tried something completely different? Something that wasn’t part of what you do already?
It can be useful to try something that is completely outside what you normally do. It helps you to see things from a different perspective and challenges you preconceptions about how things need to be.
The big problem is finding the time in a busy day to try new things. This is why this month we are focusing on Packt Publishing’s Instant range. They are a set of short, to the point eBooks that show you how to do something new.
Instants are eBooks only, so for this month only both the winner and the runner up will receive eBooks. That’s different!
For a chance to win just RSVP to this month’s event.
If you still don’t know about the virtualisation technologies then you need to read one of these guides.
Mahmoud Magdy shows how to provide virutalised desktops using XenDesktop.
Daniel Langenhan shows how to create a complete networked environment from templates using vCloud.
Are you ready to look at what Redmond have to offer?
How much time do you spend integrating and setting up environments rather than coding? Gary P. Gauvin will show you how to get these things done quickly and easily, step by step. What took days can take hours.
Silverlight might be going away, but the XAML based technology isn’t. Nick Polyak will show you how to use animation to improve the user experience in several contexts, including business applications.
With everything changes so rapidly you can’t afford to let things go stale.
Does nothing stop changing these days? That IPad you brought a while ago isn’t the same Ipad anymore. It’s been updated with new features like multiple mailboxes, iCloud synchronisation, photostreams and a new suite of apps. Renee J. Valdez’s concise guide will introduce you to all these new features.
How we use databases is in a state of flux. After decades of SQL stability the way we store data is being turned upside down as developers say no to SQL.
InnoDB is MySQL without the SQL. It allows you to work directly with the storage engine.
Let Matt Reid show you how to set up, configure and use the engine.