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  • Crash course: Embedded programming with Arduino

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 9:00 am

    Demand for embedded programming is growing like crazy, so anyone looking for some job security might consider becoming an ace embedded programmer. It helps to have some programming experience, but even raw beginners can get started inexpensively and learn on their own. One of the friendliest introductions to embedded coding is Arduino, which is a popular open embedded hardware and software platform with hundreds of howtos and projects to try out. Here are the basics of both electronics and Arduino coding in a fun project.
  • Crash course: Virtualization with KVM on Ubuntu Server

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 8:00 am

    KVM is the up-and-coming enterprise virtualization contender. It's lean, mean, fast, and runs unmodified guest operating systems with ease. In this crash course we get KVM up and running on Ubuntu Server, install multiple guests, manage storage, and migrate guests to new hosts.
  • Crash course: How to make a website with Drupal

    Posted September 22, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    Drupal is an amazing content management system that can build pretty much any Web site you want it to -- if you can figure out how. Follow along as I remake my personal Web site,, using Drupal.
  • Crash course: Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud

    Posted September 22, 2011 - 8:00 am

    Canonical's Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) revolutionizes setting up your own cloud infrastructure, bundling everything you need in a sleek integrated package for free.
  • Crash course in PostgreSQL, part 2

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 1:03 pm

    This crash course in PostgreSQL explains how to populate table structures with data.
  • Crash course in PostgreSQL, part 1

    Posted August 24, 2011 - 9:00 am

    PostgreSQL is more than an RBDMS, it's an object-relational database management system a traditional relational database with an object-oriented database model. This open source hybrid is easy to set up and learn.
  • Crash course: Digital steganography

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 8:30 am

    You have secrets to keep? Use steganography to hide data in image or audio files.
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