2017/02/19November 10, 2016(image)
If you’re designing for the web today, you are probably using Sketch. We do, too, so we created The Sketch Handbook : our brand new Smashing book, filled with many practical examples and tutorials in 12 jam-packed chapters. This book will help you master all the tricky, advanced facets of Sketch, so that you’ll become more proficient and fast when using the app. The Sketch Handbook will guide you through every aspect of Sketch: from smart guides and layer manipulation to responsive baseline grid, nested symbols and group resizing. Whether you are a beginner to design or just started to use graphic apps, it will teach you the techniques you need to start designing user interfaces in Sketch. What’s in it for you? Well, you’ll get a valuable overview of many different topics and techniques that are bound to make your design workflow more efficient and future-proof. You’ll learn how to design an advanced multi-screen mobile app, a responsive article and a variety of icons, for example, and dive deep into organizing the artboard, optimizing for Retina screens and exporting your assets for iOS and Android. Icon and logo design and export are also covered along the way. Finally, you’ll learn about the most recommended plugins and a number of useful tips, tricks and best practices. Everything you wanted to learn about Sketch, in one place. Among other things, you will learn: How to style elements and text layers, change their properties and organize them properly, How to use artboards to evolve a design and iterate on ideas quickly, How to apply symbols and shared styles that allow you to reuse elements and keep them in sync, How to combine basic shapes into complex objects and optimize for maintenance, Advanced techniques such as dealing with masks, shadows, gradients and rotations, How to use an 8-pixel grid to bring more structure to designs and avoid random placement of elements, To work with grids and layouts and how to lay out the content in a structured, systematic way, How to efficiently design logos and icons in Sketch, How to export your assets and preview your designs on actual devices, How to use Sketch not only for digital design, but also for print projects, Tips and tricks for responsive design workflow with Sketch and adapting a mock-up from one breakpoint to another, How to define how elements react when they are resized with group resizing, The workarounds you can use when working together with developers on Windows.
2017/02/19March 1, 2017(image)
Phil Simon interviews William McKnight, an internationally recognized authority in information management, corporate strategist, leading analyst and author of several books and dozens of papers. This interview covers: Shift in Technologies . From structured data to unstructured data, as well as the new breed of technologies for data such as Hadoop and NoSQL. Problems with traditional databases . Including fixing and scaling, and challenges with mis-mixing and mis-matching technology and requirements. Hadoop Ecosystem . Including accessing data in Hadoop, utilities for Hadoop, and tools that have added Hadoop capabilities. Industries and Use Cases for Big Data . Including finding the signal in the noise and bringing big data to bear on business challenges. Advice to Students/Entrants in the Field . Including acquiring knowledge and fields to know about. Industry adoption of big data . Examples from healthcare and retail will be discussed. Dealing with resistance . Including both from the organizational and technology sides.
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Zack Voulgaris, data scientist and author of the books Data Scientist and Julia for Data Science, will provide an overview to heuristics and how to apply them in data science. Although you will not be an expert in heuristics by the end of this video, you will having a greater awareness as to where to apply heuristics in your data science specialty. Heuristics can be used in all types of algorithms, such as those for searching or optimizing. The relationships between heuristics and artificial intelligence is covered, along with the problems that can be solved using heuristics. The video concludes with a list of next steps to learn more about heuristics.
2017/02/19January 1, 2017(image)
The International Journal of Applied Management Sciences and Engineering (IJAMSE) is a refereed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes high-quality articles on management sciences and engineering with special emphasis in human resources management and production engineering. IJAMSE provides discussion and the exchange of information on principles, strategies, models, techniques, methodologies, and applications of management sciences in the field of industry, commerce, and services. The journal communicates the latest developments on the subject of management worldwide. IJAMSE links management sciences and engineering disciplines to promote sustainable development. It seeks cultural and geographic diversity in studies of HRM and engineering and uses that impact organizational communications, change processes, and work practices, reflecting the diversity of societal and infrastructural conditions. The journal is interested in research that transcends the boundaries of single academic subjects and managerial functions. Interdisciplinary scholarship and commentaries that challenge the paradigms and assumptions of individual disciplines or functions are welcome; however, such papers should be grounded in conceptual or empirical literature. This issue contains the following articles: Alternative Models for Forecasting Macroeconomic Indicators in Kazakhstan Overcoming the Scheduling Barriers in Software Project: A Revisit of the Relation Between Development Time and Development Effort Organizational Change Management: Perceptions, Attitude, Application, and Change Management Practices in Nigerian Universities SMEs and Branding Strategies
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The proliferation of Web-based technologies during the last decade may have given the impression of wide-spread changes in educational practices. In fact, we have only begun to scratch the surface of experiencing the vast impact these technologies could have on education. Viewed separately, Web-based technologies offer exciting possibilities for expanding the capacity to provide access to instruction and knowledge world-wide. However, and perhaps more importantly, viewing these technological advancements in a more dynamic context, forces educators and researchers to rethink the fundamental processes of teaching and learning . It's not just a simple matter of using a technical tool to supply time and place ubiquity but to accept the challenge of understanding the implications for the entire educational spectrum. Web-based teaching and learning begs the question of what exactly these technologies means for learners, teachers, program designers, academic experts, technical and administrative staff, institutional decision makers, training managers, publishers, and others. Although a considerable amount of exploration has been conducted regarding web-based learning technologies, the breadth and scope for dialogue and experimentation needs to be broadened. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) provides a place for the dialogue and support of a diverse community interested in taking the challenge further. This issue contains the following articles: A Framework for Collaborative and Convenient Learning on Cloud Computing Platforms Impact of ICT Usage in Primary-School Students' Learning in The Case of Thailand E-Learning System of Asia Through Open Courseware (OCW) and Educational Resources (OER) for Universal Access to Knowledge and Information Understanding the Dimensions of Virtual Teams: A Study of Professional Students in India
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The International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS) is an international refereed research journal integrating the disciplines of embedded systems, real-time systems, and communications system engineering. IJERTCS encompasses research from computer science, computer engineering, and telecommunication engineering, focusing on how these disciplines interact in the field of embedded and real-time systems for communication. This journal offers its readership both theoretical and practical research facilitating the convergence of embedded systems, real-time computing, and communication system technologies and paradigms. This issue contains the following articles: Approximating Shadowed Rician Model to Other Simpler Models A Checking Service Composition Approach based on Model Transformation Implementation of the Communication Network for the Multi-Agent Robotic Systems Mobile Heart Monitoring System Prototype Based on the Texas Instruments Hardware: Energy Efficiency and J-point Detection Congestion Avoidance and Delay Minimization in Energy Aware Routing of Dynamic ieee 802.11s WMN: Wireless Mesh Networks Under Mobility Conditions
2017/02/19October 1, 2016(image)
The International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering (IJSSOE) brings together researchers from various fields, enriches their knowledge in related disciplines, and stimulates advancements in innovative findings and practices. Targeting theoreticians, educators, developers, researchers, practitioners, and professionals, this journal covers the challenges of system theories, model driven software engineering, and ontologies for software engineering into a systematic method for engineering service oriented systems. This issue contains the following articles: Context and Trust Based Adaptive Security for Accessing Services in Ubiquitous Computing Environment Regulatory Requirements Compliance in Requirements Engineering: A Systematic Classification and Analysis Revisiting Software Engineering in the Social Era Exploring the Use of Social Media to Advance K12 Science Education
2017/02/19October 1, 2016(image)
The International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM) covers all aspects of knowledge regulation and order including organizational issues, technology support, and knowledge representation. IJKM provides a forum for global aspects of this significant field of study differing cultural perspectives on its use of knowledge and knowledge management. This journal also focuses on the technical issues associated with the creation and implementation of knowledge management systems. This issue contains the following articles: The Impact of National Cultural Values on Intrinsic Motivation to Transfer Tacit Knowledge The Role of Motivation, Ability, and Opportunity in Achieving Effective Knowledge-Work: Knowledge Work and MAO Participative Knowledge Management to Empower Manufacturing Workers Eleven Years of the Knowledge Management Track at HICSS: An Overview
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Looking to excel with Excel 2016? Learn how to depict data with ease in under 45 minutes! Create variable data tables, set up scenarios, create, format, filter, and modify Pivot Tables. In addition, explore how to add one of three Sparkline graphs with the Quick Analysis tool.
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Does enhancing and sharing data with Excel 2016 interest you? In just over a half an hour you can delve into all of the possibilities - like how to create, sort, and filter tables. Discover the ease of using OneDrive to upload and share your Excel projects. If OneDrive isn’t for you, we'll also cover how to simply e-mail workbooks that you want might want to share.