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Enabling your new theme in Magento

by Richard Carter | December 2013 | e-Commerce Open Source Web Development

This article by Richard Carter, the author of Magento Responsive Theme Design, has discussed how to enable a responsive Magento theme for your store. Magento is an open source e-commerce solution. It comes with a variety of tools that are necessary for building a successful online shop.

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Understanding View storage-related features

by Jason Ventresco | December 2013 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles

In this article by Jason Ventresco, the author of the book VMware Horizon View 5.3 Design Patterns and Best Practices, has explained the storage-related features of View.

View includes two specific features that influence storage design and View infrastructure. One is View Storage Accelerator and the other is tiered storage for View linked clone desktops. This article will go into further detail about each of these features.

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Getting Started with Apache Nutch

by Abdulbasit Shaikh Dale Cruse Dr. Zakir Laliwala | December 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Abdulbasit Shaikh and Zakir Laliwala, the authors of Web Crawling and Data Mining with Apache Nutch, we will cover:

  • Introduction of Apache Nutch
  • Apache Solr Installation
  • Apache Hadoop
  • Use of Apache Gora
  • Integration of Apache Nutch with Apache Accumulo
  • Integration of Apache Nutch with MySQL
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UDP/TCP Analysis

by Yoram Orzach | December 2013 | Architecture & Analysis Cookbooks Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Yoram Orzach, the author of Network Analysis Using Wireshark Cookbook, covers the following recipes:

  • Configuring TCP and UDP preferences for troubleshooting
  • TCP connection problems
  • TCP retransmissions – where they come from and why
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Component-based approach of Unity

by Sergey Mohov | December 2013 | Open Source

Unity works using a popular and common approach for game development, which is called the component-based architecture. This approach is widely used in software development to make things more reusable and easier to manage.

Let us talk about the way things are organized in Unity in this article by Sergey Mohov, the author of Practical Game Design with Unity and Playmaker.

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Saying Hello to Unity and Android

by Thomas Finnegan | December 2013 | Games

Welcome to the wonderful world of mobile game development. Whether you are still looking for the right development kit or have already chosen one, this article will be most important. In this article, by Thomas Finnegan, author of the book Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide, we explore the various features that come with choosing Unity as your development environment and Android as the target platform. Through comparison with major competitors, it is discovered why Unity and Android stand on the top of the pile. Following that, we examine how Unity and Android work together. Finally, the development environment is set up and we create a simple Hello World application to test that everything is set up correctly. It is assumed you are working in a Windows-based environment.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Major Unity features
  • Major Android features
  • Unity licensing options
  • Installing the JDK
  • Installing the Android SDK
  • Installing Unity 3D
  • Installing Unity Remote
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Managing Alerts

by Andrea Dalle Vacche Stefano Kewan Lee | December 2013 | Open Source

Checking conditions and alarms are the most characteristic functions of any monitoring system, and Zabbix is no exception. What really sets Zabbix apart is that every alarm condition, or triggers—as they are known in this system—can be tied, not only to a single measurement but also to an arbitrary complex calculation, based on all of the data available to the Zabbix server. Furthermore, just as triggers are independent from items, the actions that the server can take based on trigger status are independent from the single trigger, as you will see in the subsequent sections.

In this article written by Andrea Dalle Vacche and Stefano Kewan Lee, authors of the book Mastering Zabbix, you will learn the following things about triggers and actions:

  • How to create complex, intelligent triggers
  • How to minimize the possibility of false positives
  • How to set up Zabbix to take automatic actions based on the trigger status
  • How to rely on escalating actions
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An Introduction to VMware Horizon Mirage

by Peter von Oven | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Peter von Oven, author of VMware Horizon Mirage Essentials, explains all about what Horizon Mirage is and the terminologies used along with the three use case categories: Manage, Migrate, and Protect.

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Further Developments

by Edwin Schouten | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Edwin Schouten, author of IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials, widens our view to the platform as a service solutions on top of IBM® SmartCloud® Enterprise and take a little peek into the foreseeable future.

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Moving Your Application to Production

by Gerald Gierer | December 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Gerald Gierer, the author of the book Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring, a detailed description about Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring is given. Enterprise applications require formal processes to be followed, customer or business owner sign-offs, internal testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), and many more such hurdles to be overcome before an application is ready for production deployment. This article will explore the following two key areas:

  • Using Maven to build and compile Ext JS 4 applications for production use
  • GlassFish 4 deployment and configuration concepts
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Bootstrap 3.0 is Mobile First

by Alexandre Magno | December 2013 | Open Source

This article by Alexandre Magno, the author of Mobile First bootstrap, has discussed Twitter Bootstrap framework's upcoming version, Mobile First. This milestone is not just technical, it's strategic. It follows the current paradigm of design for the Web. It's a design for the future.

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The Magic

by Alex Knol | December 2013 | Open Source

It is time we explain some of the inner workings of Angular. Angular does some neat things for us. It saves us from having to write a bunch of boilerplate code. In this article written by Alex Knol author of the book Dependency Injection with AngularJS, we will see the magic of Angular.

Dependency Injection is baked into AngularJS and heavily used throughout. Another feature is a built-in subset of a jQuery functionality called jQLite. It contains all the necessary functions to make AngularJS run without jQuery and has the exact same interface. If jQuery is available in your application, it will be used instead. Angular also takes the burden of bootstrapping your application, which will be covered later in this article.

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Home Security by BeagleBone

by Bill Pretty | December 2013 | Open Source

This article by Bill Pretty, author of Building a Home Security System with BeagleBone, tells us about the use of BeagleBone for building home security system.

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Using Mongoid

by Gautam Rege | December 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Gautam Rege, the author of Learning Mongoid, discusses Origin, Memory Maps, Delayed sync, and Journals, Updating Documents and Attributes. Further, it talks about Write Concern, Text index.

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Working with ASP.NET Web API

by Joydip Kanjilal | December 2013 | .NET Web Development

In this article by Joydip Kanjilal, the author of ASP.NET Web API, you will learn about working with ASP.NET Web API.

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