Thursday, July 30, 2015

Welcome to the July 2015 ACM Learning Center Bulletin, keeping you current on the many online learning tools ACM offers to help extend our members' skills and knowledge. To suggest addition of books, courses; future Tech Packs or Webinar topics; or just offer feedback, leave a note in the Learning Center Suggestion Box.


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George Neville-Neil Talks Computer-Based Timekeeping in "What Time Is It? A Guide to Time for Software Developers"
If you didn't attend today's live webcast, don't miss "What Time Is It? A Guide to Time for Software Developers", available on demand. George Neville-Neil, owner of Neville-Neil Consulting and Chair of the ACM Practitioners Board (aka "Kode Vicious" in ACM Queue) covers the basics of computer-based timekeeping, including what makes it difficult, what can be expected from commodity systems, and where we are with efforts to improve the state of the art. Terry Coatta, CTO of Marine Learning Systems and Chair of the Queue Case Study Committee, moderates.

You can view our entire archive of past ACM Learning Webinars on demand at

Available on Demand: "Are You Getting Traction? Tales from the Tech Transfer Trenches"
If you missed it live, catch "Are You Getting Traction? Tales from the Tech Transfer Trenches" on demand. Satish Chandra, of Samsung Electronics, shares the experiences he had in interacting with these constituencies; sometimes successful experiences, but at other times not so successful ones. The webinar focuses broadly on tools in two areas: bug finding and test automation. Satish also makes some observations on when tech transfer works and when it stumbles.

New Titles from Morgan Kaufmann and Syngress
Recently, new titles have been added to the Morgan Kaufmann and Syngress Books collection, with coverage spanning Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Computer Human Interaction, Computing for Engineering, Computer Organization and Architecture, Data Management, Development Tools and Programming, Embedded Systems and Computer Engineering, Information Technology Networking, Professional and Career Development, Security, and Software. A total of 100 new titles have been added to the Learning Center catalog in 2015, including 50 new books in May. Below are just some of the highlights from the recently added titles:
Learning Center: Books and Courses

Featured Safari Title: Node.js, MongoDB, and AngularJS Web Development
Are you taking advantage of ACM's collection of books and full-length videos from Safari Books Online? Our library counts over 700 titles, all from prominent authors and training experts, and publishers like InfiniteSkills, O'Reilly, Pearson, Prentice Hall, Que, Sams, and Wrox.

Node.js, MongoDB, and AngularJS Web Development is a guide for web programmers who want to integrate these three technologies into full working solutions. It begins with concise, crystal-clear tutorials on each of the three technologies and then quickly moves on to building several common web applications. Readers will learn how to use Node.js and MongoDB to build more scalable, high-performance sites, how to leverage AngularJS's innovative MVC approach to structure more effective pages and applications, and how to use all three together to deliver outstanding next-generation Web solutions.

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New Skillsoft IT and Desktop Videos: Apache Kafka, Cryptography Fundamentals, Docker, and More
Did you know that ACM members have access to thousands of IT and productivity videos from Skillsoft? Covering a variety of today's hottest topics, these videos offer "on-the-job" support and solutions for busy practitioners.

Recently, Skillsoft added significant video content in the following knowledge areas: Adobe Illustrator CC 2014, Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, Adobe Premiere Elements 13, Apache Kafka, Advanced AngularJS, Certified Software Security Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks (SPNGN 1), Cryptography Fundamentals, Data Visualization Essentials, Defensive Programming in iOS, Defensive Programming in JavaScript and HTML5, Foundations of iOS Security Maven Fundamentals, Getting Started with Ubuntu, Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solution, Microsoft Windows 10 End User First Look, New Features in Android 5.x Lollipop for Developers, Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016 First Look, Oracle Database 12c, RHEL 7 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), Secure Programming for .NET, Securing User Accounts, TOGAF 9.1 (The Open Group Architecture Forum), Using Docker, Using Puppet, Using Vagrant, Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps, and Working with ASP.NET MVC 5. See for more information.

Learning Center: Other Resources

Tech Packs: Expert-Curated Readings on Hot Computing Topics
Have you looked at a Tech Pack yet? These innovative, integrated learning packages covering today's hottest topics in computing are created by subject matter expert committees who curate essential readings, such as foundational journal papers, conference proceedings, keynotes, and more. TechPacks available to members include: ACM Interview with George Neville-Neil, Head of ACM's Practitioners Board
Tune in as the leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs advancing computing as a science and a profession discuss their background, experience, and career highlights, all while providing invaluable insights and lessons learned for future computing professionals in this ongoing series of exclusive interviews conducted by Stephen Ibaraki, Chair of the ACM Professional Development Committee.

This month's featured interview is with George Neville-Neil, practicing software engineer, author, and Chair of the ACM Practitioners Board. Neville-Neil talks about his volunteer leadership of the Practitioners Board, which recently produced the first ACM Applicative conference for computing professionals working with systems and applications, his work in distributed systems to ensure highly accurate datacenter base time, his popular "Kode Vicious" column in ACM Inroads, and gives advice to students starting out in computer scientists as well as mid-career professionals.

Discounts on CompTIA Certification Exams and Training Materials for ACM Members
Did you know that ACM members are now eligible for discounts on CompTIA certification exams (including A+, Network+, and Security+) as well as learning content and training materials that prepare learners for these certification exams? Members can save 15% on CompTIA Exam Vouchers/Bundles and 10% on Training Content/Materials using coupons found at New certifications include Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Healthcare IT Technician, Linux+, Mobile App Security+, Mobility+, Project+, Server+, Storage+, Strata+ (IT fundamentals), and more.

CompTIA is a leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications worldwide with popular exams in security, network administration, computer repair, and server administration. See for the new discount codes and more information.

Save 15% on EMC Courseware
ACM has partnered with EMC to bring members a 15% discount on practical training in some of today's most vital IT knowledge areas, such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Information Storage and Management, Virtualization, and more. These EMC courses focus on technology, not products, to teach technology topics applicable to any vendor environment. Training is available in various modalities, including eLearning, instructor-led (ILT), online ILT, video ILT, and video ILT-stream. For the list of eligible courses and the discount code, visit the EMC courses page.

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