The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science & Technology Come Alive ($29.99), by John Graham-Cumming. Arriving just in time for summer vacation planning, this unique travelers' guide covers 128 interesting destinations around the globe where major breakthroughs in science, mathematics, or technology occurred--or are happening now. Learn about the Tesla Museum, in Belgrade, Serbia in this excerpt from The Geek Atlas.
An Excerpt from The Geek Atlas
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Reporting for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Dux Raymond Sy, author of SharePoint for Project Management, is presenting a webcast on Leveraging SharePoint for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Transparency. We had a chance to ask Dux why the ARRA is so important for today's business. According to Dux, SharePoint is precisely the kind of reliable and scalable reporting technology platform that's necessary to fulfill the ARRA reporting requirements. Read on for his comments.
An Excerpt from Beautiful Teams
Beautiful Teams: Inspiring and Cautionary Tales from Veteran Team Leaders takes you behind the scenes with some of the most interesting teams in software engineering history. In this excerpt from the book, editors Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene, interview Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly's founder and CEO, about leadership.
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Canada's Top Current Affairs Show Talks about Twitter and Its Impact on Journalism
The Agenda explored Twitter and it's impact on how we get and share the news in last night's show. Twitter expert and coauthor of The Twitter Book, Sarah Milstein, joined the Toronto based show from a studio in San Francisco. Jay Rosen, professor with the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Amber MacArthur, new media journalist and web strategist, Mathew Ingram, the communities editor at The Globe and Mail, and David Cohn is the founder of Spot.us--a nonprofit project to pioneer community funded reporting--also joined the discussion.
XMPP: The Definitive Guide covers everything you need to know about Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). This open technology for real-time collaboration, social networking, microblogging, lightweight middleware, cloud computing, and more. This excerpt provides a high-level overview of the technology and introduces you to the ways it's being used. Read more about XMPP.
Readers' Choice Awards take the pulse of the Linux community, allowing readers to choose their favorites in a number of categories, and write-ins also are accepted. This year, more than 6,000 individuals voted for their favorite Linux solutions—one of the biggest turnouts in in Linux Journal history. And Linux in a Nutshell won the award for Favorite Linux Book of All Time. Our thanks to everyone who voted for this book. We think it's a classic and we're glad that you do, too! To see how useful the book is, check out the Linux Command Line Directory.