Thursday, February 27, 2014

Creating Official Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Share Buttons

With a little bit of Javascript, HTML, and Meta Tags it is quite easy to create the official buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Create an official Facebook Share this button:

Generate a share button
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/share-button/

More information about open graph tags:
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraph/howtos/maximizing-distribution-media-content

Add this to your HTML Tag:
<html xmlns:fb="http://ogp.me/ns/fb#">

Add these meta tags in between the <head> </head>:
<!-- Begin Facebook Meta Tags -->
    <meta property="og:title" content="My Page Title" />
    <meta property="og:url" content="http://www.myurl.com/" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="http://www.myurl.com/images/someimage.png" />
    <meta property="og:description" content="This is a description" />
<!-- End Facebook Meta Tags -->


Add this Javascript after the body:
<!-- Begin Facebook Button Javascript -->
<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>
    (function(d, s, id) {
        var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
        if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
        js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
        js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1";
        fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
    }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));
</script>
<!-- End Facebook Button Javascript -->

Here is the actual button:
<fb:share-button href="http://www.myurl.com" type="button_count"></fb:share-button>

Create an official Twitter share button

https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons#tweet

Create an official YouTube Subscribe button

https://developers.google.com/youtube/youtube_subscribe_button

Create buttons for Pinterest, Google Plus, and Linked In

http://www.sharelinkgenerator.com/


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Getting Certified in Java

Java Certifications are through Oracle

http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=458&get_params=p_track_id:JSE7Prog

There are two levels for the Java certifications, the associate level and the professional level.

Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer
Exam:  1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
Exam:  1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I
Exam:  1Z0-804 Java SE 7 Programmer II

Youtube videos
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=java+tutorial

Pluralsight videos
http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/java1
http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/java2

Books
http://www.amazon.com/Programmer-Study-Guide-1Z0-803-Oracle/dp/0071789421
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/listing/2688649705432

Cheat Sheets
http://refcardz.dzone.com/
http://www.digilife.be/quickreferences/QRC/JAVA%20Programming%20Guide%20-%20Quick%20Reference.pdf
http://introcs.cs.princeton.edu/java/11cheatsheet/
http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jcheat.html

Sogeti Resources

Email the help desk to request practice exams.  Sogeti owns a license.
https://www.transcender.com/dept.aspx?dept_id=130900

MyLearning
There are MANY courses and quizzes for Java.  Just search for Java.

Books 24x7
We have three books for the associate exam.  Search for: 1Z0-803
We have one book for the professional exam.  Search for:  1Z0-804

Connex
There are several study guides and power point presentations.
Search for: Java introduction
Search for: Java study guide