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1) Editor's Greeting:

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This is the January 2007 issue (#63) of our free monthly newsletter for Computer IT Education, Training, & Tutorial Resources providing you with the latest Free online IT Training Resources that we have recently discovered and researched. This newsletter is free to anyone subscribing (instructions at bottom, no username/password is needed). To access our member site, however, you do need a user name and password - registering as a member of Intelligentedu.com costs $15 for two months, for more information please see Become a Member of Intelligentedu.com.

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2) The Best New Free I.T. Training & Tutorial Sites:

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  Web Development:
 
http://www.edcomp.com/results/web+programming.html
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/web+development+tutorial.html
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/web+tutorial.html
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/css.html

  Java Learning Resources:
 
http://www.edcomp.com/results/java+tutorial.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/java+2.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/java+servlets.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/j2ee+tutorial.html

  Linux Tutorials:
 
http://www.edcomp.com/results/linux.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/linux+tutorials.html 
 
http://www.edcomp.com/results/linux+programming.html
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/linux+.html

  XML Tutorials:
 
http://www.edcomp.com/results/xml.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/xml+tutorials.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/xslt.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/xsl+tutorial.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/xpath.html

  C++ Tutorials:
 
http://www.edcomp.com/results/c++-tutorials.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/c++.html  
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/c++-programming.html

  A+ Tutorials and free practice questions: 
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/a+.html
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/comptia+a+.html 
 
http://www.edcomp.com/results/comptia+a+-study+guides.html
  http://www.edcomp.com/results/a+-tutorials.html

  iNet+ Tutorials:
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  Network+ Tutorials:
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  MCSE preparation:
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  .Net:
 
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  C#:
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TrainingByEmail

Visit TrainingByEmail to receive Free Training for C#, ASP.Net, SQL, Word, Excel, and Outlook,  via your email every week! We will send out a new training in the topic of your choosing every week. You can then save this, print it out, or delete it all at your convenience. And you can't beat the price, FREE!

 



Intelligentedu Online Library of Training Courses

This is another one of our new Free training and tutorial sites, providing over 450 free online IT tutorials. Tutorials range from entry level training on using word processors through to advanced techniques in programming, web development, database design, and network routing. In-depth courses are also available at low cost.

 



Javascript Tutorials

These Javascript tutorials are aimed for those starting out on learning how to code web pages using JavaScript. These will even help you if you have never programmed before. After finishing this Javascript course you will know how to program and specifically, you will understand how to program with Javascript. These tutorials also provide several exercises for you to complete on the topics being taught.

  Introduction to the Javascript Tutorials

Section One - Javascript Beginners start here - an exercise to complete, and a brief introduction to Javascript - it will get you up and running

1 Introduction and a first script
2 The SCRIPT tag and HTML
3 The Document Object
4 The Document Title Property

5 A Javascript Rollover
6 Javascript Methods and Events
7 Testing your visitors' browser
8 The Window Object

 
 

Section Two - Deleving deeper into Javascript. The real proramming starts here!

1 Setting up variables in Javascript
2 Javascript and Textboxes
3 Avoiding the NaN error message
4 Javascript IF Statements
5 Javascript IF ... ELSE Statements
6 Using AND and OR
7 Javascript FOR Loops

8 A Times Table Programme
9 WHILE and DO Loops
10 BREAK and SWITCH Statements
11 Javascript Arrays
12 The Index number of an Array
13 Arrays and Loops - A Lottery Programme
14 How to Sort values in an Array

 

Section Three - Javascript Events

1 Browser Detection
2 The onMouseDown Event

4 Other Javascript Events

 
 

Section Four - Functions and Forms

1 Javascript Functions (A calculator programme)
2 How to call a function
3 Using Javascript to Validate Forms
4 Javascript and Email Addresses

5 Javscript and Checkboxes
6 Drop Down boxes
7 How to get values from List Boxes
8 Javascript and Radio buttons


 



Java Programming Tutorials and Chapters

Awprofessional.com hosts many technical articles, tutorials, and chapters on their site which are excerpts from their books, including 129 Java programming related training tutorials and chapters. I have extracted and linked to the 60 most popular ones below.

Here are the 60 most popular Java Tutorials and Chapters on this site:

  1. Configuring an Eclipse Java Project
  2. The Standard Tag Library in the JSP Specification
  3. An Introductory Tutorial on Web Services, Java and XML
  4. All about Eclipse Plug-ins
  5. Using SOAP with J2EE
  6. Transmission Control Protocol and Java
  7. Creating a Custom Java Swing Tablemodel
  8. Using Java Development Tools in Eclipse
  9. Mastering Subversion in the Eclipse IDE
  10. Junit: Test-Driven Development
  11. Mustang (Java SE 6) Gallops into Town
  12. Hosting Your Own Language in Eclipse
  13. Java Widget Fundamentals
  14. The Basics of the MMAPI for Java Developers
  15. How to Internationalize your Eclipse Plug-In
  16. Find the Bug in this Java Program
  17. Using JAAS Authentication with JBoss
  18. Applying Affine Transformation to Images
  19. The Most Common Questions About Eclipse: Answered!
  20. Using JavaServer Faces Technology in JSP Pages
  21. MVC and Layered Architectures in Java
  22. J2EE Security
  23. The Bad Code Spotter's Guide
  24. Database Access with JDBC
  25. Rendering Images in JAI
  26. Concurrent Programming in Java: Creating Threads
  27. Using Eclipse AspectJ: Your First Steps
  28. A Taste of Java's I/O Package: Streams, Files, and So Much More
  29. Concurrent Programming in Java: State Dependence
  30. Java Perspective: Advanced Core Data
  31. Design Patterns in Java: Adapter
  32. An Overview of the Eclipse Infrastructure
  33. Tips for J2EE Development
  34. Inheritance and Interfaces in Java and UML
  35. Concepts of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform: What It's All About
  36. Java and the Apache XML Project
  37. Priority Queues and Heapsort in Java
  38. J2EE Enterprise Bean Basics
  39. .NET for Java Developers: Processing XML
  40. How Not To Get Burned By Your Next Java Project
  41. Java Type Information and Reflection
  42. J2EE Schema Management with Hibernate
  43. Gathering Performance Metrics for Hibernate
  44. On the Road to Understanding Java
  45. J2EE: An Introduction to the Rational Unified Process
  46. Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines: Menus
  47. The Lexical Structure of Java — from the Horse's Mouth
  48. Java Coupling and Cohesion
  49. Java On Pocket PC Devices
  50. Using the STATE Design Pattern in Java
  51. The News from JAOO
  52. Introduction to JMX
  53. Java Perspective: Cocoa-Java Bridge
  54. Mobile 3D Graphics for J2ME (JSR-184): Part 2
  55. XML and Java: Bridging Application Data Structure and XML
  56. Managing Connections with J2EE Connector Architecture
  57. How To Use Highlighters in JTextComponents
  58. Extend Eclipse's Java Development Tools: Refactoring
  59. Design of the Real-Time Specification in Java
  60. Java Binary Compatibility Part 3: The Technical Details

 



4 AJAX Training and Implementation Documents
 
AJAX, short for Asynchronous Java Script and XML, is a web development framework that is being used to achieve interactivity between users and servers through multiple client sided server connections. In this new web development model, the single-page web interface is composed of individual components which can be updated independently of each other. By using AJAX, developers can create web applications in browsers, thus leading to the decline of traditional based desktop applications. AJAX is leading Web programming towards Web 2.0, the next generation of using and developing for the Web. JavaScript is at the heart of AJAX, and writing an AJAX application requires good experience with JavaScript.

Here are 4 AJAX Training and Implementation Documents that will give you a greater understanding of AJAX and demonstrate how to implement applications using it and how to migrate your web applications to this technology.


AJAX - Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (14 pages)

The training document evaluates and discusses AJAX, and it's technical components and concepts are outlined. It also goes over Web 2.0 and the history of Web Services, gives examples and builds your understanding of the principles of the asynchronous Java Script and XML technology by reviewing the concepts behind some AJAX coding examples. The first chapter provdes an introduction to Web programming, then chapter 2 gives a description of the details of AJAX. Chapter 3 shows more implementation details and technical aspects, while chapter 4 describes implementation source code, and chapter 5 gives a review of the material covered and offers a look at the future of AJAX. Excellent references are linked to at the end of this document.


Migrating Multi-page Web Applications to Single-page AJAX Interfaces

Migrating web-based systems and applications to single-page AJAX applications is a new challenge many developers and IT departments are facing today. The first step to is know and understand the navigation and user interface (UI) structure of the source application. This document explains a technique using schema-based clustering that documents the navigational model of web applicaitons, and then lists its UI components that need to be migrated to a single-page AJAX interface. Also, a case study is given to help evaluate this web migration tool. pdf document (14 pages)


A Code Migration Framework for AJAX Applications

Migrating applications to AJAX requires a detailed level of knowledge of JavaScript and this sometimes makes it difficult to write AJAX applications. This paper first discusses the benefits of AJAX and compares it to other development frameworks, and specifically Java applets. A code migration framework is then described that permits the developer to write AJAX applications in Java. Using this framework, the Java application is automatically translated to JavaScript and then migrated to the browser for execution. The programmer does not need to know or code using any JavaScript. Also, programming in Java allows the use of debugging tools not available for JavaScript. A prototype is freely available under an Open Source license. Some good references are listed at the end. (pdf format,14 pages)


Logging Usage of AJAX Applications with the "UsaProxy" HTTP Proxy

Learn how to use the UsaProxy HTTP proxy to obtain information about user activity from web-based AJAX applications. UsaProxy is a special-purpose HTTP proxy which modifies HTML pages before forwarding them to the client browser. It adds JavaScript code which collects data about mouse movement, clicks, key presses and other types of interaction without affecting the user’s application experience. Gmail is demonstrated as an example AJAX application, and the authors explain how to set up a test using UsaProxy and how to understand the log data written by it. (pdf format, 4 pages)

 



Replacing outdated DHTML with DOM Scripting in your JavaScript

I recently wrote about this JavaScript Tutorial on EducationOnlineForComputers's Web Development blog. It is aimed at beginners to help them understand how old and outdated JavaScript techniques can cause issues on a web page. The tutorials proceeds by analyzing the source code of a web page that was written several years ago using concepts that were ok good to use then, but in the current Web will render inaccessible or broken pages in a browser

Three dynamic elements using JavaScript are reviewed and explained from the point of view when they were originally developed, and then a more current method of re-writing them is demonstrated making them more hardened and less error-prone in regards to DOM scripting. The tutorial starts with providing some understanding about what DHTML and the DOM are. The example web site containing the JavaScript code examples are available for download as a zip file. Here is the PDF version (202KB) of this tutorial.  




9 Best Ruby On Rails Tutorials from IBM

Ruby on Rails provides an excellent, very efficient, and compelling development framework for building Web applications. Ruby is the free, simple, extensible, portable, interpreted scripting language for quick-and-easy object-oriented programming. Rails is a full-stack, open source Web framework in Ruby for writing real-world applications using less code. Rails uses reflection and runtime extensions instead of configuration files and annotations, and its tool set is very well integrated. Using Ruby on Rails makes it easier to build web applications having custom and unusual requirements. You can download the open source Ruby on Rails Web framework and you can get Ruby from the project Web site.

I have researched IBM's developerworks web site for their best Ruby On Rails Tutorials. I found nine of them - here they are, linked and described below. These will help you both to get started using Ruby On Rails and to improve your current Ruby on Rails skills.

Fast-track your Web apps with Ruby on Rails

What's the Secret Sauce in Ruby on Rails?

Streamlined, Part 1

Streamlined, Part 2

Rails Migrations

Make Ruby on Rails easy with RadRails and Eclipse

Ajax on Rails

Build Ajax into your Web apps with Rails

Developing rich Internet applications with Rails, OpenLaszlo, and Eclipse

 



Ubuntu Linux Video Tutorials

Ubuntuclips.org offers free tutorial and training videos for learning Ubuntu Linux. Their web site states these are "video howtos for human beings". These videos are especially for those who are new to Ubuntu and demonstrate and show how to use and manage Ubuntu's features. Using these you will learn how to complete common tasks in this increasingly popular Linux distribution. Click here to take a video tour of Ubuntu. If you have recently installed Ubuntu, here is a video that will help you to explore and learn about your newly installed Linux operating system.

Browse Videos:

 



HTML & CSS Tutorials using Pictures

This new software tutorial web site, In Pictures, hosts and offers free online computer Tutorials. This blog post details and links to their free HTML and CSS Tutorials. These HTML and CSS tutorials will help you learn how to use HTML and CSS. The tutorials on this site are based on pictures, or illustrations and screen shots demonstrating the tasks and features being taught. These software tutorials were developed as part of a research study performed for the U.S. Department of Education. Every user who completed  these illustrated HTML and CSS tutorials reported that they were able to learn and understand HTML and CSS more quickly and easily compared to using traditional software training methods.

HTML Basics

Navigation & Layout

Interactivity

Advanced Layout

 



Top 15 Programming Training and Tutorial Digg Submissions for the last month

Here is my list of what I consider to be the Best Free Technical Training and Tutorial submissions for the last month to the programming section of digg.com. These cover several areas, including general programming tutorials, understanding how to code better, Perl, Javascipt and PHP scripting, CSS, Python and Ruby programming, Ajax web application development, web design, and freely available technical and programming ebooks.

 






 

3) New Free Computer IT Books, Publications & Book Sites:

Some of these web resources will be added to our Free IT Books page at http://www.intelligentedu.com/free_computer_books.html and some will be added to our members site

81 AJAX and 24 JavaScript Ebooks

750MBHosting.com hosts several freely available technical ebooks covering AJAX web development and, JavaScript programming and scripting.


81 AJAX Ebooks

Here are some of the AJAX topics and areas covered by these ebooks:


24 JavaScript Ebooks

Here are some of the JavaScript topics and areas covered by these ebooks:

 



Ebooks covering Python, PHP, ASP.Net, Perl, and JSP

Here are the remaining freely available ebooks at 750MBHosting com. These technical ebooks cover programming and application development using Python, PHP, ASP.Net, Perl, and JSP.


Python Ebooks
Here are some of the Python topics and areas covered by these ebooks:


PHP Ebooks
Here are some of the PHP topics and areas covered by these ebooks:

ASPdotNET Ebooks
Here are some of the ASP.NET topics and areas covered by these ebooks:
Perl Ebooks
Here are some of the Perl topics and areas covered by these ebooks:

JSP Ebooks
Here are some of the JSP topics and areas covered by these ebooks:

 



Many Java Ebooks from eSnips

eSnips is a social content-sharing site offering 1GB of free space, where they permit everyone to upload and share all types of media files. The user controls who is permitted access to each folder: only the user, a select group, or the world. Free registration is required. Here are many Java and Java related ebooks and documents hosted by this site that are available to everyone.

Java Programming - 1080  files tagged with Java Programming

Java Ebooks - 5509  files tagged with Java Ebook

Java Programming Certification - 74  files tagged with SCJP

J2EE Programming - 46  files tagged with J2EE


JSP Programming - 26  files tagged with JSP

Java Servlet Programming - 9  file tagged with Servlet

Java - 730  files tagged with Java

93 Java Ebooks

 



Free Microsoft MCSE MCSD Certification Ebooks

eSnips is a social content-sharing site offering free space, where everyone can upload and share all types of files. Among other freely available ebooks and study guides, this site hosts many Certification Ebooks and Exam Preparation Study Guides. Here are many Microsoft MCSE and MCSD Certification ebooks and documents hosted by eSnips that are available to everyone. Free registration is required.


Microsoft MCSE and MCSD Certification Ebooks and Exam Prep Study Guides

Some of the Microsoft Certification Exams you'll find here:


Here are more Microsoft Certification Ebooks and Exam Preparation Study Guides

Here are some of the Microsoft Certification Exams you will find in this section:

MCSE Exam Ebooks

Some of the MCSE Exams covered here:

MCSD Exam Ebooks

MCSD Certification Exams covered here:

 



Thinkfree Doc Exchange

Thinkfree.com's Doc Exchange is a site that encourages sharing your documents with the users of the Web. You can use their search feature to find documents in areas you are interested in. They also have a New Docs section that links to the most recent documents, a Cool Docs category that links to docs with higher user ratings, and Hot Docs area that lists documents that have the most user hits and comments. Below are some search results that I found using the search form.


A search using the word "comptia" returns several excellent
CompTIACertification Study and Preparation Guides and Practice Exams:


Searching on "tutorial" and other keywords returns the following documents, among others:

 



New Free Linux Book: Linux Kernel in a Nutshell

Here is a new free Linux book, named Linux Kernel in a Nutshell, by Greg Kroah-Hartman. This book shows you all the tasks and gives you all the information you need to correcly build, customize, and install the Linux kernel. You do not need any programming experience to understand and use this book. It covers all of the important Linux kernel-related tasks, including Configuring and Building the Kernel, Installing and Booting from a Kernel, Upgrading a Kernel, and Customizing and Configuring a Kernel. Linux Kernel in a Nutshell also provides useful reference information about Kernel Boot Command-Line Parameters, Kernel Build Command-Line Options, and Kernel Configuration Options. The book will help you to determine exactly which drivers are required for your hardware -- and you'll learn how to configure a custom kernel based on your computer hardware, thus getting a compiled kernel that makes the best use of your hardware, giving you the best possible speed and control over it. This book is available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license. That means that you are free to download and redistribute it. Linux Kernel in a Nutshell is available for download in either PDF or DocBook format for the entire book, or by the individual chapter. Below are the links to the chapter and full-book pdf files.


Chapters of Linux Kernel in a Nutshell:

   Title page
   Copyright and credits
   Preface

   Part I: Building the Kernel
   Chapter 1: Introduction
   Chapter 2: Requirements for Building and Using the Kernel
   Chapter 3: Retrieving the Kernel Source
   Chapter 4: Configuring and Building
   Chapter 5: Installing and Booting from a Kernel
   Chapter 6: Upgrading a Kernel

   Part II: Major Customizations
   Chapter 7: Customizing a Kernel
   Chapter 8: Kernel Configuration Recipes

   Part III: Kernel Reference
   Chapter 9: Kernel Boot Command-Line Parameter Reference
   Chapter 10: Kernel Build Command-Line Reference
   Chapter 11: Kernel Configuration Option Reference

   Part IV: Additional Information
   Appendix A: Helpful Utilities
   Appendix B: Bibliography
   Index

 



The Design Patterns Java Companion - Free Book

For those of you looking to increase your Java programming skills, especially in regards to object-oriented coding, here is a great free Java book that will help you, titled "The Design Patterns Java Companion". 

The phrase “design patterns” may seem a little formal when first read, but what they really are are convenient ways of reusing object-oriented code among different programming projects and between programmers. The very concept of design patterns is simple -- document and index common interactions between objects that that you, as a Java programmer, have often found to be valuable or useful.

Design patterns describe how objects communicate without becoming ensarled in each one's data models and methods. Maintaining this separation is a fundamental goal of good Object-Oriented coding. If you have been trying to do this as you program in Java, then you may be using some of these design pattern techniques.


Download the entire book as a zipped PDF file

View complete book as PDf file

Download all of the Java example code

 



Web Style Guide, 2nd edition

This free book, The Web Style Guide, 2nd edition, teaches you Web page and Web site design principles, along with tips and tricks, ranging from interface design to editorial style and graphics. It provides you a high level of understanding which will assist your Web development and design efforts. Whether you're a newbie to Web design and development or a veteran, this book will give you insight into Web site design that you have not had before, bringing you a more reasoned and realistic perspective. The information given in this Web Style Guide is based on the functional concepts of design, but it also discusses Web site accessibility, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and flexible page design. Material covering information architecture, site maintenance, and multimedia design is also included. The second edition offers added illustrations and updated Web site examples to show current best practices.

Chapter 1: Process

Chapter 2: Interface Design Chapter 3: Site Design Chapter 4: Page Design Chapter 5: Typography Chapter 6: Editorial Style Chapter 7: Graphics Chapter 8: Multimedia





4) University Computer Science Course Sites Free to Browse and Study:

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Ruby On Rails Audio Visual Training

This audio and video training presentation, Stacks on the Tracks, walks you through and teaches you how to use Ruby On Rails to build more efficient and maintainable web-based library applications. Ruby on Rails (ROR) is an open source web application framework written in Ruby. ROR offer web developers an easy to use framework with which applications are programmed using less code than other frameworks, along with less configuration. This learning session, by Chris Stearns of Auburn University, uses a real-time application development tutorial to teach how a  library application can be completed in hours instead of days; medium-sized applications in days instead of weeks; and large applications in weeks instead of months using RubyOnRails. This is hosted by SMARTech Scholarly Materials and Research at Georgia Tech University.

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ruby-final.aviSpeech and Presentation41036KbAudio Video InterleavedView/Open
discussion_stearns.pdfDiscussion1011KbAdobe PDFView/Open



 




5) The Best Suggested Sites from our Website Users
- Every month we feature the best suggested IT training and tutorial sites from our website visitors. Here are this month's sites: 



UML Tutorials


Introduction to OMG's Unified Modeling Language (UML)



UML Tutorial Slide Presentations:

Practical UML: A Hands-On Introduction for Developers

This tutorial provides a quick introduction to the Unified Modeling Language and presents some of its important features. At the center of the UML are its nine kinds of modeling diagrams, which are described here. 
UML Tutorial

This tutorial provides a technical overview of the UML, which defines the notation and semantics for the following domains. Part 2 of this tutorial expands on how you use the UML to define and build actual systems.
UML 2.0 Tutorial

Diagrams supported by Enterprise Architect.UML 2 semantics are explained in detail in this tutorial. UML 2 defines 13 basic diagram types, divided into two general sets.

1. Structural Modeling Diagrams

2. Behavioral Modeling Diagrams

UML Modeling Tutorials from Sun
These UML tutorials apply to Sun Java Studio Enterprise, which is built on the open-source NetBeans IDE.

 

 




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Tutorials Today

Tutorials Today provides a topical directory containing thousands of links to many tutorials on the web. Here are the some of their programming and computer tutorial categories.

 



Pixel2life Tutorial Search Engine

Pixel2life is a large tutorial search engine targeted towards graphic designers and programmers. Its database of tutorial links cover many areas, including Photoshop, Flash, Databases, Desktop programming, Web application development, operating systems, and audo and video editing.








7) I.T. Sites and Free Downloads Worth Mentioning: 

The following programs are totally Free, no popups, adware, spyware, or shareware.



XP Smoker 2.4

XP Smoker allows you to change various settings in the Windows Registry. These settings can improve the performance for your computer drastically. You can also stop and disable useless services in Windows XP. And in the end, you'll reduce subsystem bottlenecks, increase application and boot speeds, and ultimately increase the stability of your system. Simple for Beginners. Powerful for Experts. (481 KB)

 



Total Uninstall 2.35

Total Uninstall can help you to monitor any changes that were made to your system during installation of a new software product and allow you to perform a complete uninstall without having to rely on the supplied uninstall program (which may leave files or changes behind). Total Uninstall will reverse all changes to your computer's previous state. Multi-lingual user interface. (685 KB)

 



EscapeClose 1.5

EscapeClose is an absolutely free tiny utility, allowing you to close or minimizer the active window by pressing the Esc button. Or it can position the mouse cursor in the upper right-hand corner of the active window, where the Close button is located. It is especially useful when you are working with dozens of files and folders at once. (208 KB)

 



dBpowerAmp Music Converter 10.0

Often called the Swiss Army Knife of audio, dMC can digitally rip sound from audio CDs to a multitude of formats. Convert from one format to another while preserving ID tags. Nearly every audio type is supported, including MP3, MP4, Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Monkey's Audio, and FLAC (with optional installs from Codec Central). Aso record using Auxiliary Input. (1391 KB)

 



FairUse Wizard 1.0

FairUse is a DVD backup software designed to be very easy to use. It makes turning DVD into high quality DivX or XviD files a breeze by guiding you in a step-by-step "wizard" interface. (3746 KB)






8) Question of the Month about Technical Training:

Each month Jeff Love will answer a current or important question that we have received about computer and IT training and career development.


January 2007 Question of the Month: 

Which programming framework is more popular, Java or .NET?

Answer:
It is difficult to estimate which application development framework is truly 'more popular'. One method to actually measure this is to look at the number of open positions being advertised on nationwide job sites, such as Dice.com. Note that the numbers listed below are as of Jan. 17, 2007 and fluctuate daily and even hourly. Also, be aware that some job openings will fall into more that one search result listed below, so the numbers cannot be summed for a total number of job openings for either framework. 

Number of  Jobs Advertised on Dice.com having these keywords:
Java - 14,934
J2EE - 7,691
JSP - 3,709
EJB - 1,608

C# - 5,992
.NET - 9,805
ASP.NET - 3,996
VB.NET - 2,298

For more perspective, here are some other programming languages being advertised for at this time:
JavaScript - 5,139
Ajax - 1,541
PHP - 1,380
Python - 793
Ruby - 296

I hope this help you.

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