Apache Solr, built on Apache Lucene, is a wildly popular open source enterprise search server that easily delivers powerful search and faceted navigation features that are elusive with databases. Solr supports complex search criteria, faceting, result highlighting, query-completion, query spellcheck, relevancy tuning, and more.
In this article by David Smiley and Eric Pugh, co-authors of Apache Solr 3 Enterprise Search Server, we will cover the following points:
- How to get Solr, what's included, and what is where
- Running Solr and importing sample data
PowerShell is tightly integrated with SharePoint 2010, demonstrating an important alliance between the fastest growing collaboration and web publishing platform, and the latest task automation framework. The advantages of PowerShell and SharePoint integration help administrators and infrastructure specialists achieve everyday enterprise tasks more efficiently.
In this article by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
- Creating basic and complex content types
- Creating and configuring document sets
- Creating and editing publishing pages with PowerShell
In this article by Jobin Kuruvilla author of JIRA Development Cookbook, we will cover:
- Writing a workflow condition
- Writing a workflow validator
- Writing a workflow post function
- Editing an active workflow
In this article by Eric Rowell author of HTML5 Canvas Cookbook, we will cover:
- Drawing a line
- Drawing an arc
- Drawing a Quadratic curve
- Drawing a Bezier curve
- Drawing a zigzag
- Drawing a spiral
- Working with text
- Drawing 3D text with shadows
- Unlocking the power of fractals: Drawing a haunted tree
Beginning with database version 10g, Oracle has provided a new syntax for retrieving data from multiple tables. While Oracle's syntax has not yet gained widespread acceptance, we will see that it offers some advantages, not least of which is its simpler syntax. Many consider Oracle's join syntax to be more intuitive and readable than the ANSI standard.
In this article by Steve Ries, author of OCA Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I: A Real World Certification Guide (1ZO-051) we shall join tables using the new Oracle join syntax.Read 1ZO-051: Understanding Oracle JOIN Syntax in full
In this article, I'm going to explain how to download and install the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), show you how to launch the editor, how to move and rotate around the editor, and finally briefly explain Binary Space Partitioning (BSP) brushes and static meshes.
In this article by Richard Moore, author of Unreal Development Toolkit: Beginner's Guide, we will learn the following:
- UDK download and installation
- Launching the editor
- Movement and rotation
- Using BSP brushes and static meshes
Packt author Tom Laszewski speaks about his latest Oracle book: Oracle Information Integration, Migration, and ConsolidationRead Oracle Information Integration, Migration, and Consolidation in full
The ability to retrieve data from a table is an absolutely essential element of learning SQL. However, real-world requirements often demand the ability to select data from multiple tables concurrently and present it in a meaningful way. Herein lies the ability to join tables.
In this article by Steve Ries, author of OCA Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I: A Real World Certification Guide (1ZO-051), we shall join tables using ANSI-compliant join syntax.Read 1ZO-051: Oracle Database 11g: Using ANSI Standard Joins in full
Why would a company or organization choose to use Sametime? They might choose Sametime because it closely integrates with their existing collaboration environment—IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, Lotus Quickr, or IBM Connections. They may also choose a real-time collaboration system such as Sametime to save money. Online meetings and instant messaging helps save money by eliminating the need for travel costs and long distance phone expenditures, especially if a company integrates Sametime with their existing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system.
In this article written by Gabriella Davis, Marie L. Scott, and Thomas Duff, authors of IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Administration Guide, we will cover:
- What's new in Sametime 8.5.2
- What has changed with regards to Sametime server architecture
- The different types of Sametime clients available in Sametime 8.5.2
- Why you should install Sametime 8.5.2 or upgrade from prior versions
Irrlicht is an open source technology that is used to create 2D and 3D applications.
In this article by Aung Sithu Kyaw and Johannes Stein, authors of Irrlicht 1.7 Realtime 3D Engine, we will:
- Create a new empty project
- Explain the use of an Irrlicht device
- Use the "game loop"
So let's get on with it...Read Irrlicht: Creating a Basic Template Application in full
Jeff Laskowski , author of the new book and eBook: Agile IT Security Implementation Methodology, gives his top 10 tips on organizing an Agile IT Security Team.
Read Top 10 tips for organizing an Agile IT Security Team in full
In this article by Paul Goodey, author of Salesforce CRM: The Definitive Admin Handbook, we will describe in detail the Salesforce CRM record storage features and user interface that can be customized such as objects, fields, and page layouts. In addition, we will see an overview of the relationship that exists between the profile and these customizable features that the profile controls.
This article looks at the methods for configuring and tailoring the application to suit the way your company information can be best represented within the Salesforce CRM application.Read Configuration in Salesforce CRM in full
In this article by Alex Shaw, author of Android 3-0 Animations Beginners Guide, we will build on the tweening techniques we've already learned, and also apply some new techniques that were introduced in Android 3.0.
In this article, we shall:
- Use a ViewFlipper for animating a book-like application
- Use Java to define a new tween animation and apply it to a view
- Use an ObjectAnimator to apply an animation to a view, a bit like a tween
- Use a ValueAnimator to generate values, which we will use for a more complex animation
- Compare the Animator classes to the tween classes.