Book: Learn Front-End Web Development with Big Nerd Ranch

Big Nerd Ranch Publishes Front-End Web Programming Guide to Support Bootcamp      

ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — For programmers interested in creating rich web experiences across platforms, app development and training leader Big Nerd Ranch has released Front-End Web Development: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide. The book encourages developers to think critically as they learn the JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 skills necessary to build modern websites and web applications.

Big Nerd Ranch experts Chris Aquino and Todd Gandee authored the book to deliver a comprehensive guide for front-end development. “There are a lot of great books about individual front-end technologies, but what was missing was one that showed you the right mix of languages, libraries and techniques in the context of a front-end project. This is the book we wish we could have read when we started programming,” Aquino states.

The book, written for programmers with a background in other platforms and those who have previous web experience, quickly brings developers up to speed on current tools and best practices.  Upon completion, readers will be able to create rich web experiences, modern websites and outstanding web/mobile apps leveraging responsive UIs, remote web services and Ember.js.

Front-End Web Development: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is now available for purchase in both print and electronic form from Amazon. A complete list of Big Nerd Ranch Guides is available on the Big Nerd Ranch website.

Big Nerd Ranch also teaches a variety of programming bootcamps at their locations in Georgia and California. The Front-End Essentials course builds upon the content in the book with hands-on instruction in an immersive setting. Students start the week by building a responsive, accessible website using CSS3 and semantic HTML5, and leave the bootcamp with a complex web application. In addition to the Front-End Essentials course, Big Nerd Ranch also offers training for Android, iOS, back-end web, Cocoa and design.

About Big Nerd Ranch

Established in 2001, Big Nerd Ranch specializes in client app development and expert instruction from the brightest developers and designers in the industry. Known for its immersive programming courses and training based on its best-selling series of books, Big Nerd Ranch hosts retreat-style bootcamps in Atlanta and on the Central Coast of California. Corporate courses are also held at client sites globally. With instructors who are full-time developers and designers, honing their skills on projects every day, Big Nerd Ranch courses and bootcamps offer an unprecedented level of expertise in a variety of programming instruction on iOS, Android, front-end and back-end web, mobile design and Mac and Cocoa apps.

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Beginner’s Guide to InfoSec: Peerlyst’s First E-Book on Amazon

The “Beginner’s Guide to Information Security,” crowdsourced from members of the Peerlyst InfoSec community, is now available on Amazon.

The Beginner’s Guide to Information Security offers insight and resources to help readers embark on a career in one of the 21st century’s most important—and potentially lucrative—fields. But even as the world comes to recognize how essential InfoSec is, it’s still a relatively new discipline, and the paths leading into it are many—and not always well defined. The first e-book from Peerlyst (, the Beginner’s Guide to Information Security aims to cut through some of the confusion about how and where to start, putting readers on the road to a successful career in the field.

The guide’s content has been crowdsourced from members of the Peerlyst online community of InfoSec professionals. Many are longtime experts in some of the sectors that make up this varied field, others are relative newcomers eager to share the advice and resources they’ve found most valuable during their own career journeys. The contributors include Cheryl Biswas, a cybersecurity consultant focused on threat Intel with KPMG; Kris Rides, who heads an information security recruitment agency; and network security specialist Dean Webb.

Click here for a direct link to the book.

“The Beginner’s Guide to Information Security aligns perfectly with the mission of, which is removing information and knowledge barriers so security professionals can work together and educate each other,” says Limor Elbaz, Peerlyst’s founder and CEO. “And if advice from experts helps more newbies get involved in InfoSec, that will ease the pressure on those who are currently in the field—without compromising on the quality of education.”

The Beginner’s Guide to Information Security begins with some chapters that cover ways readers can learn about information security, maybe pick up a certification or two, find out about job opportunities, and then, hopefully, snag a job. Then it delves deeper into the InfoSec field, offering perspective and resources that will help readers master key skills, like knowing how to protect a network, respond to a security incident, and educate users so they’re part of the security solution—not the problem. The last chapters focus on “big picture” issues such as women in security, and where InfoSec may be heading in the future.

The book’s chapters include:

  • Thirteen Steps for Starting Your InfoSec Journey
  • Starting a Career in Network Security
  • How to Prepare for an InfoSec Interview
  • Working with Recruiters
  • How to Get Started in Cryptography
  • How to Secure Your Data
  • Basic Network Security
  • Security Awareness: The “People Part” of Information Systems
  • How to Respond to a Security Incident
  • Women in Security
  • The Defender’s Changing Role

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About Peerlyst

Peerlyst is the place where information security pros go to share knowledge and build their professional reputations. With an audience of more than half a million and more than 10,000 posts by security experts, Peerlyst is the preeminent platform for spreading InfoSec news, asking a question, finding an expert, or offering product insight. For more information, or visit

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SSH on Windows 10

Windows 10 is a great new operating system, however for programmers that need to access their Linux based servers it does not have the built in tools required. Don’t fear, they can easily be added with no weird hacks required as we explain below…


SSH is the most common secure remote access protocol for Linux servers. Windows users have always been able to download Putty, however this is rather clunky these days. A much better option is to install a free Windows app from the Store called Remote Terminal. You can find it at this link.

This app provides all the SSH functionality you would expect whilst keeping within the Windows 10 theme.

There are also some handy management tools, allowing you to save your frequently used connections; all you have to do is click the connection you desire to be presented with the usual ssh password prompt. You can even ditch the passwords completely and manage your keys from within Remote Terminal.

Pasting into your remote shell is easy. On my laptop I two finger press the trackpad to bring up a bunch of options, including paste.

The app is completely free and can be downloaded from the Store at the following link:

Remote Terminal on the Windows Store


SFTP allows you to transfer files to and from your remote server in a secure fashion. It is usually accessed via the shell on a Mac or Linux system.  
To transfer your files over sftp in Windows we recommend Netdrive ( This application does cost $45 but it plugs straight into Windows Explorer and we find it well worth the small investment.

 In addition to accessing your servers it supports a bunch of cloud storage services which may be useful if that’s something you’re after.