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Node.js Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Node.js is a powerful tool for controlling servers, building web applications, and creating event-driven programs. And it takes JavaScript—a language familiar to all web developers—out of the browser. With Node.js, you can build applications that run on your laptop or even the cloud. Learn the essentials of Node.js and start creating your own JavaScript applications in this introductory training course.

Alex Banks shows how to install Node.js on a Mac or PC and work with the Node.js core: the global object, event loop, http module, and file system. Then he covers reading and writing data, streaming data, making http requests, and working with the node package manager (npm). In the final chapters, he shows how to start sessions on web servers, communicate with web servers and clients with WebSockets, use the Express framework to develop applications, and test and debug Node.js code. Want to speed up your Node.js workflow? Check out the tutorials on automating tasks with Grunt and npm scripts.

Agile Development Practices

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
The agile methodology has become a staple in the software development industry for its rapid development capabilities, iterative workflow, and improved team dynamics. In this course, Harrison Ferrone covers agile practices aimed at addressing the complexities and limitations unique to mobile projects. He takes you from the concept and ideation phase all the way to continuous integration and deployment, highlighting best practices and efficient planning. By the end of this course, you will have a foundation for bringing agile into your development process and streamlining your existing project pipeline.

Final Cut Pro X & Logic Pro X: 1 Audio Post Workflow

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
In film, sound is a crucial part of good storytelling. A film's audio carries the information, data, and plotline of a movie to its audience. Although Final Cut Pro X has wonderful sound editing tools, there are many advantages to using a dedicated digital audio workstation (DAW) for your final mix. In this course, video editing pro Michael Towe looks at using Logic Pro X for doing just this. He covers what steps to take in Final Cut Pro X to prepare your footage, as well as how to export your film to Logic Pro X, import and mix your soundtrack in Logic Pro X, and then import and re-sync your soundtrack in Final Cut Pro X. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be better equipped to enhance your final mix by leveraging the tools in a DAW.

Nonprofit Customer Relationship Management with Salesforce

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Explore how to improve the operation of your tax-exempt organization using the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP), a leading cloud-based customer relationship manager for NGOs. The NPSP is designed to address the unique data management needs of your nonprofit, including volunteer, donation, and grant management. Join Christopher Matthew Spencer, as he guides you on getting started with Salesforce. Raise more funds, connect with supporters and volunteers more efficiently, track donations expertly, and generate meaningful reports for your team.

Learning Polymer

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Polymer is an open-source JavaScript library that can help you structure complex web applications. In this course, get started with Polymer, and learn how to work smarter by leveraging the power of web components—custom elements you can use just as you would built-in HTML tags. Joe Marini kicks off the course by reviewing what web components are and why they're significant, and providing a tour of a basic web app built with Polymer. Next, he discusses Polymer command-line tools, the web components catalog, and how to add components to an existing app. Plus, he shows how to build your own Polymer component, and use the command-line tools to scaffold out a basic Polymer app. To wrap up, he goes into data binding, discussing one-way binding, two-way binding, and computed properties.

LFCS: User and Group Management (Ubuntu)

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 03:00
It's important for aspiring system administrators to have a handle on how to work with users accounts and groups to manage access to information. In this course, learn essential user and group management techniques and concepts involved in Linux administration, using Ubuntu. Instructor Scott Simpson explains how to create and modify user accounts and groups, configure and deploy pluggable authentication modules (PAM), and use LDAP for user authentication. He also covers authenticating clients with Kerberos. After reviewing these concepts, you'll be prepared to tackle the User and Group Management section of the LFCS exam.

Dynamics 365: Set Up the LinkedIn Sales Navigator Integration

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:00
LinkedIn Sales Navigator integrates well with Dynamics 365—and the integration now includes data syncing, meaning the contact and account records stored in either of these robust CRM (customer relationship management) tools will stay updated and aligned with the other. This course covers how to set up the integration. Join Gini von Courter as she takes you step by step through the process.

Visual Studio Essential Training: 11 Data Tools

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:00
Database connections separate rich, enterprise-level applications from the rest. If you're developing with Visual Studio, you have a variety of tools available for managing database connections, manipulating tables, querying data, and deploying projects. Plus, you have your choice of platform. Visual Studio 2015 supports SQL Express LocalDB and the full edition of SQL Server, as well as Azure cloud-based data services. Join Walt Ritscher as he walks through your integration options and tools for working with data in this powerful IDE. Learn how to manage connections with Server Explorer, manage individual database elements with the SQL Server Object Explorer, and create custom queries, views, and stored procedures within the Visual Studio environment. Plus, find out how to deploy projects to Azure and integrate Visual Studio with Entity Framework, an object relational mapper that "enables .NET developers to work with relational data using domain-specific objects."

Local SEO

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:00
Search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial to the success of every business. But local SEO is particularly important to "brick and mortar" stores and services. Customers don't rely on the yellow pages anymore. They turn to Google instead. This course will help businesses of all sizes achieve maximum visibility on search engines, and drive more traffic (web traffic and foot traffic!) to their sites and stores.

First, get an overview of the local SEO landscape, tips for evaluating and optimizing your site, and advice on conducting keyword research. Author Brad Batesole also shows how to optimize your site structure and on-page content, acquire local citations, and make sure your name, address, and phone (NAP) information is consistent across the web.

Want to appear in Google Maps and local search results? Find out how to make sure your listing shows up by setting up your Google My Business page, and learn how to incorporate links and reviews. Finally, discover how to secure backlinks from reputable sources and handle SEO for a business that has multiple locations. If you want to boost your ranking, understand the competition, or just understand how search engines like Google operate at a local level, this is the course for you.

Access 2016: Reporting to Web Systems

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:00
Access databases typically live on your desktop and are shared with a limited number of users over a local network. Microsoft SharePoint integration allows you to share data on the web, but this solution can be complicated for many users. There are several alternatives that you can consider. By leveraging web-friendly data formats—such as a basic HTML table or machine-readable XML, CSV, and JSON data files—or connecting to a hosted Microsoft Azure database, Access users can expand the reach of their data and reports.

In this course, Adam Wilbert shows you how, by exploring options for getting your data out of Microsoft Access, making it easier to share with others. He covers Access data export options, and demonstrates how to modify exported files with a text editor. He also explains how to link Access to an Azure SQL database to provide a cloud storage solution for your Access tables.

Effective Android Testing for Mobile Developers

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:00
There's a difference between knowing how to implement testing and knowing when and why to do it. In this project-based course, get acquainted with best practices for testing Android apps by walking through a development workflow where testing is integrated throughout the process. As instructor Chiu-Ki Chan shows how to build the app, she explores the differences between JVM and on-device tests, explaining when to use each one. She also explores advanced techniques such as the MVP pattern. By demonstrating how testing fits into an app development workflow, she helps you bolster your ability to catch bugs—and determine where and when you should test.

Visual Studio Essential Training: 10 Protecting Your Code Base with Source Control Providers

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:00
A programmer's most valuable asset is his or her codebase. What are you doing to protect the integrity of your code? The source control options offered in Visual Studio, including Team Foundation, Team Services, GitHub, and Bitbucket, can help you work with team members more effectively, prevent accidental overwrites, enable rollbacks, and resolve bugs. In Visual Studio Essentials 10, Walt Ritscher shows how to connect Visual Studio to any online repository, create projects, add team members, and work with versions. He shows how to check code in and out, use CodeLens to examine changes in the Visual Studio editor, and use the History and Diff features to see who opened and updated projects.

CSS: Advanced Layouts with Grid

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:00
CSS layouts are becoming less of a puzzle. After decades of hacking CSS to make multicolumn layouts, the CSS Grid Layout module makes page layout predictable. In this course, take a step back from traditional layout models, and learn how to take full advantage of the new capabilities of CSS Grid to build interfaces that are attractive, accessible, and responsive. Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen as he walks through how to create full-bleed layouts, multicolumn layouts, and advanced card-based layouts. He demonstrates how to create dynamic responsive grids that adjust to their available viewport space.

Learning Tinkercad

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
CAD. Join Kacie Hultgren as she walks through the basics of 3D modeling in Tinkercad, from adding and grouping 3D shapes to creating and duplicating patterns. Explore the tools and features one by one, and then learn to use the Tinkercad tools to create more complex geometry. Plus—for when you don't want to start from scratch—learn how to import existing 2D and 3D assets, including SVG and STL files. Packed with pro tips and keyboard shortcuts, this course will take your Tinkercad skills to the next level.

To learn more about 3D printing with your Tinkercad designs, check out Kacie's companion course, Up and Running with 3D Printing.

Unreal: Introduction to Materials

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
Materials in Unreal Engine can be deep and complex, but they don't have to be. Materials are simply the "paint" you apply to your model, determining its color, shininess, transparency, and more. This course provides a straightforward introduction to materials, so that you can quickly take advantage of the available power, whether you're using Unreal for game design, CAD, or virtual reality. Craig Barr covers creating basic materials, modifying materials with the Material Editor, integrating textures, creating realistic physically based rendering (PBR) materials, and the different effects and animations that can be achieved with materials.

Visual Studio Essential Training: 08 Extend and Customize the Visual Studio Environment

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
Visual Studio is already a powerful IDE. But when you add extensions, third-party tools, and templates to the mix, you have a development environment that can be tailored to your exact needs. In this installment of Visual Studio 2015 Essentials, Walt Ritscher shows you how to find, install, and use the most helpful extensions for Visual Studio. Learn how extensions like Spell Checker, Comment Remover, CodeMaid, and Productivity Power Tools can automate and speed up the way you code. Then discover how to build your own extensions, and share them with other developers in the Visual Studio Gallery. Walt also shows how to use standalone external tools to augment the Visual Studio workflow, and create custom templates that include just the files and settings you need for your project types.

Visual Studio Essential Training: 09 Unit Tests

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
Ensure your code is up-to-par by performing a unit test, verifying your code works as expected. You can perform unit testing using Visual Studio 2015. Selecting a framework and creating a small piece of code, to exercise a specific area of functionality, is all you need to get started. In this course, learn about the types of frameworks, naming conventions, integrations, and options available to you and how to implement them into your testing workflow. Join Walt Ritscher as he explains the process and step-by-step instructions. Along the way, he provides guidance on how to test with multiple parameters, customize your test runs, discover untested code, and even debug the actual unit tests.

Rhino: Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to work faster and smarter with Rhino, the 3D modeling powerhouse that helps you design and engineer nearly any kind of product you can dream of. In this weekly series, Dave Schultze shares his favorite strategies for working with this powerful software. He dives into a variety of topics, including how to use his own intersection technique to quickly create complex shapes, and helps you sharpen your 3D modeling skills by showing how to work with different kinds of objects in Rhino—from space helmets to mittens. Tune in every Tuesday for a new Rhino trick to speed up your 3D modeling workflow.

Introduction to Songwriting

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
Becoming a successful songwriter takes equal parts inspiration, mechanics, and marketing. You need to know how to craft compelling songs and understand music theory and sell yourself in a competitive industry. Join Cliff Goldmacher in this course for an introduction to the major aspects of songwriting. He starts with breaking down what it means to be a songwriter and the skills you need to succeed. He reviews the fundamental concepts such as rhythm, harmony, melody, lyrics, and music notation. He then dives into the business side of music—topics like publishing, record labels, placement, copyright, music law, and contracts. Last but not least, Cliff reviews the various jobs available in songwriting, which range from staff songwriter for a record label to music supervisor for TV or film.

Career Clinic: Developer Insights

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
Get career advice and insights from tech [in]structors—practicing developers who teach for LinkedIn Learning. Ray Villalobos, Rae Hoyt, and other working professionals provide relevant, targeted advice for those entering the tech industry and those who want to progress to the next stage in their careers. Meet a different developer each week, as they share stories about starting out, getting hired, finding mentors, improving their skills, and working on their favorite projects. Each interview is full of helpful job hunting tips and guidance for navigating today's fast-paced tech world. (Author: LinkedIn Learning Developer Instructor)