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Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 3

by Reynante Martinez | April 2010 | Open Source Web Development Web Graphics & Video

Packt are due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future Blender titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating a underwater scene from scratch. We will begin by creating the terrain for the underwater environment. In the sequel of the article, we will learn how to add vegetation, pebbles and corals. After which we will discuss how to add distant terrains, lighting effects and finally composition.

Read Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 2 here.

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Author Podcast - Bob Griesemer on Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g

by Bob Griesemer | April 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Listen to Bob Griesemer, author of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g: Getting Started, speaking with Dain Hansen, Director of Product Marketing for Oracle Fusion Middleware, about his book, data integration, and the benefits of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g in data warehouses.

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The Reasoning Behind Packt's Brand Launch

by | April 2010 | Enterprise Articles Open Source

You are probably already aware of the fact that Packt is set to launch two new brands, Packt Enterprise and Packt Open Source, in the coming weeks. You may even have read about it on our blog or in a previous news piece. This article will offer a slightly more in-depth look at what the brand launch will mean, and why we are doing it.

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Measuring SOA Complexity

by Michael Havey | April 2010 | SOA

This article by Michael Havey, author of SOA Cookbook, presents a formula for scoring SOA processes on complexity. We position complexity analysis as an important step in design oversight and governance. The approach we consider allows the governance team to rate each process as red, yellow, or green and to flag reds for rework. Intuitively, the 'complexity' of a process is the amount of branching or nesting in its graph. Flat form, scores well on complexity because it avoids excessive branching. Naïve processes score poorly. Our scoring method is a variant of McCabe cyclomatic complexity.

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Installing Pentaho Data Integration with MySQL

by María Carina Roldán | April 2010 | Java

In this article by María Carina Roldán, author of Pentaho 3.2 Data Integration: Beginner's Guide, we will learn how to install Pentaho Data Integration (PDI). We will also play around with the graphical designer—Spoon. The article also discusses installing MySQL server.

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Navigation Widgets and Styles in Microsoft Silverlight 4

by Frank LaVigne | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Frank LaVigne, author of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development, we shall create a navigation widget in Silverlight to add to the current website.

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Monitoring Windows with Zabbix 1.8

by Rihards Olups | April 2010 | Networking & Telephony

In this article by Rihards Olups, author of Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring, we will learn about the following:

  1. Installing Zabbix agent for Windows
  2. Querying performance counters
    • Using numeric references to performance counters
    • Using aliases for performance counters
  3. Monitoring Windows services
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Oracle's RDBMS SQL Command Dump Block

by April C. Sims | April 2010 | Oracle

Dump block gives you the view of the data at the block level, the smallest piece of storage for the data. Working through this article by April Sims, author of Oracle Database 11g – Underground Advice for Database Administrators, allows you to apply concepts of how data moves, block by block, through the physical structures of the database, really solidifying how transaction integrity is maintained. You would only use dump block on a production system with an Oracle Support Engineer, which is usually done during advanced recovery situations. The dump block is often used to determine the level and extent of corruption and what data can be recovered. It can also be used to resolve some tuning and performance issues.

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Unveil the Power of Your Business Data with Oracle Discoverer

by Yuli Vasiliev | April 2010 | Oracle

While starting a discussion about Oracle Discoverer, it would be interesting to say that the name actually stands for more than one tool. Discoverer Plus, Discoverer Portlet Provider, Discoverer Administrator, and Discoverer Viewer – all of these belong to the Oracle Discoverer group. You might be wondering what these components have in common and what purpose they serve. The answer is, all of them are integrated to work together as a complete Business Intelligence solution.

In this article by Yuli Vasiliev, you will look at:

  • Where to get the software containing Oracle Discoverer
  • What components are included in the installation packages
  • How to install Oracle Discoverer components
  • First steps to take in exploring Oracle Discoverer
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Service Oriented Java Business Integration Proxy

by Binildas A. Christudas | April 2010 | .NET BPEL Microsoft SOA Web Services

We will cover the following in this article by Binildas A. Christudas, author of Service Oriented Java Business Integration:

  • Proxy design pattern in general
  • Proxy support in Java SDK with examples
  • ServiceMix JBI Proxy
  • A few samples of defining and exposing proxies to services in the JBI bus
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The core principles of a service-oriented architecture with BizTalk Server 2009

by Richard Seroter | April 2010 | Microsoft

In order to be ready to architect maintainable, reusable, service-oriented applications, we need to become intimately familiar with standard patterns and always keep key principles in mind so as to truly build long-lasting SOA solutions. In this article by Richard Seroter, author of SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009, you will learn:

  • The definition of a service
  • The core principles of a service-oriented architecture
  • How the service-orientation principles apply to a BizTalk Server solution
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BizTalk Server: Standard Message Exchange Patterns and Types of Service

by Richard Seroter | April 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Microsoft SOA

In the previous article we discussed the key principles of SOA. In this article by Richard Seroter, author of SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009, we will proceed further with the discussion on proper planning of a service oriented solution and cover:

  • Which types of services can be exposed
  • The standard message exchange patterns for services
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Understanding the DotNetNuke Core Architecture

by Michael Washington | April 2010 | Web Development

In this article series by Ian Lackey and Michael Washington, we will be exploring the core functionality of the DotNetNuke architecture. We will be using the Source Code version of DotNetNuke 5.2.2 that can be downloaded from the DotNetNuke CodePlex site. We will start with an overview of the architecture, touching on key concepts employed by DotNetNuke. After this, we will examine some of the major sections that make up the framework. Finally, after we learn about the objects that make up the core, we will follow a request for a page through this process to find out how each page is dynamically created.

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Understanding the DotNetNuke Core Architecture- An Extension

by Michael Washington | April 2010 | Web Development

In this article series by Ian Lackey and Michael Washington, we will be exploring the core functionality of the DotNetNuke architecture. We will be using the Source Code version of DotNetNuke 5.2.2 that can be downloaded from the DotNetNuke CodePlex site. We will start with an overview of the architecture, touching on key concepts employed by DotNetNuke. After this, we will examine some of the major sections that make up the framework. Finally, after we learn about the objects that make up the core, we will follow a request for a page through this process to find out how each page is dynamically created.

Read Understanding the DotNetNuke Core Architecture here.

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Installation and Getting Started with Firebug

by Chandan Luthra Deepak Mittal | April 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Chandan Luthra and Deepak Mittal, authors of Firebug 1.5: Editing, Debugging, and Monitoring Web Pages, you will be introduced to Firebug, its origin and history, who should use Firebug, and a glimpse of Firebug's main features, hoping that this will spark your interest in Firebug.

In this article, we will look at the following:

  • What is Firebug
  • The history of Firebug
  • The need for Firebug
  • The capabilities of Firebug
  • Installing Firebug on different browsers
  • Opening and closing Firebug
  • Firebug modes
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