Solving for Technology: How to quickly learn valuable new skills in a madly changing technology world
Solving for Technology: How to quickly learn valuable new skills in a madly changing technology world
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Solving for Technology: How to quickly learn valuable new skills in a madly changing technology world

Last updated on 2018-05-25

About the Book

Remember Fortran, 32-bit microprocessors, and mainframes? One day, perhaps sooner than we think, JavaScript and Docker might feel just as obscure. How are you going to keep up?

  • Well the first step is just that: plan. Start with questions:
  • Which new technologies will impact your career?
  • Which make the most sense to learn?
  • What tools exist to help you with your learning?
  • What's the best way to go about it?

About the Author

David Clinton
David Clinton

David Clinton is a Linux Server Professional with years' experience teaching technical subjects. He is the author of Learn Amazon Web Services in a Month of Lunches and Linux in Action (both from Manning) and of more than a dozen Pluralsight courses covering Linux administration, Amazon Web Services, and Docker.

David has worked on real-world deployments within both traditional data centers and the AWS cloud.

Table of Contents

  • Managing change
    • Why your career needs future proofing
    • What you should be learning
  • Thinking it through
    • Identifying the problem that needs solving
    • Squeezing the most out of your learning
    • Staying inspired
    • Maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle
    • Case study
  • Work habits (of the rich and famous)
    • Discipline
    • Experiment…and fail
    • Take notes
    • ````
    • Case study
  • First steps
    • The big picture
    • Software installation
    • Environment orientation
    • The “Hello World” test run
    • Case study
  • Creating a virtual workspace
    • Getting started with VirtualBox
    • Working with LXC
    • Writing code on a remote server
    • Case study
  • Leveraging learning resources
    • Books
    • Curated courses
    • Non-curated courses
    • Higher education institutions
    • The open internet
    • Free stuff
    • Case study
  • Appendix 1: networking basics
    • Understanding TCP/IP addressing
    • Understanding the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Appendix 2: basic Linux administration
    • Linux distributions
    • Working with root authority
    • Package managers
    • SSH: secure remote connectivity
    • The Linux file system
  • Appendix 3: Amazon Web Services
    • Migrating workloads
    • Refactoring and optimizing cloud workloads
    • Serverless workloads
  • Wrapping it all up

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