CSS Definitive

CSS
The Definitive Guide : Visual Presentation for the Web
By Meyer, Eric A.
O’Reilly, 2018

Topics:

  • Selectors, specificity, and the cascade
  • Values, units, fonts, and text properties
  • Padding, borders, outlines, and margins
  • Colors, backgrounds, and gradients
  • Floats and positioning tricks
  • Flexible box layout
  • The new Grid layout system
  • 2D and 3D transforms, transitions, and animation
  • Filters, blending, clipping, and masking
  • Media and feature queries

Network Programmability and Automation

Network Programmability and Automation

By Edelman, Jason
O’Reilly, 2018

People who already know Git, Python, data formats and Linux may be annoyed to find them introduced here. But skip forward to the sections which explain Netconf and how to automate network configuration.

Also, people who know Continuous Integration may be annoyed, but there is a valuable discussion of company culture: management buy-in is critical.

Topics:

  • Python programming basics: data types, conditionals, loops, functions, classes, and modules
  • Linux fundamentals to provide the foundation you need on your network automation journey
  • Data formats and models: JSON, XML, YAML, and YANG for networking
  • Jinja templating and its applicability for creating network device configurations
  • The role of application programming interfaces (APIs) in network automation
  • Source control with Git to manage code changes during the automation process
  • How Ansible, Salt, and StackStorm open source automation tools can be used to automate network devices
  • Key tools and technologies required for a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline in network operations

Who Can You Trust?

Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart,
Rachel Botsman, Penguin, 2017 | First edition: November 2017.

Hundreds of years ago we only trusted people we knew in the village. A hundred years ago brands (think Heintz 57) were invented, and we trusted them. Now we trust the AirBnB host based on her reputation, presumably based on accumulated user reviews (why are they always 4.1 to 4.9?).

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