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Testing Your Speed

by Daniel Bates | March 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Daniel Bates, the author of Rasberry Pi Projects for Kids, discusses how to create a new game that will test how quickly the player can react. To do this, we will create our own game controller—something you can't do on a normal computer—and write a program to handle when the controller's buttons are to be pressed.

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Presenting Data Using ADF Faces

by Amr Gawish | March 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article, by Amr Gawish, the author of Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook, you will learn how to present a single record, multiple records, and master-details records on your page using different components and methodologies.

The article will cover the following topics:

  • Presenting single records on your page

  • Presenting multiple records using ADF Table

  • Presenting multiple records using ADF List View

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Reversing Android Applications

by Aditya Gupta | March 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article, by Aditya Gupta, author of Learning Pentesting for Android Devices, we will look inside an Android application, or the .apk file, and understand its different components. We will also go ahead and reverse the applications using tools, such as Apktool.

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by Aravind Sivaraman Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen | March 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

This article by Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen and Aravind Sivaraman, authors of the book VMware ESXi Cookbook, helps you to understand the vSphere networking concepts—the distributed switch—then moves on to discuss some of the more advanced networking configurations available in the distributed switch.

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Components of PrimeFaces Extensions

by Sudheer Jonna | March 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Sudheer Jonna, author of Learning PrimeFaces Extensions Development, provides a basic introduction for newly created advanced components, improved components along with the useful converters, validators, utility functions, and maven plugins to make the web development easier. After that, it explorers the basic input and advanced dynamic form components, commonly used input components and their features, InputNumber component, KeyFilter component, TriStateCheckbox and TriStateManyCheckbox, TimeLine component, MasterDetail component and its various features, and introduces the exporter component and its features.

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Adding Animations

by David Horachek | March 2014 | Games Open Source

In this article by David Horachek, the author of Creating E-Learning Games with Unity, discusses the various animation systems in Unity3D.

Until this point, we have been successfully developing our game with the in-editor primitives provided by Unity3D. To add a professional layer of polish, we will learn how to add skinned models and various types of animations to our e-learning game. We will download skinned mesh models and animations from a popular site and learn how to integrate them into the game, as we develop a character motion system. We will also learn about the in-editor animation editor and how it can be used to animate static meshes (appropriate for in-game models such as buildings, cars, and statues that are not weighted to a 3D skeletal hierarchy).

In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Exploring 3D hierarchies
  • Skinned meshes in Unity3D
  • Exploring the Mechanim animation system
  • Exploring the Unity Animation editor
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by Sébastien Armand | March 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sébastien Armand, the author of the book Extending Symfony2 Web Application Framework, has discussed about the basics of services in the Symfony2 framework. A service is an essential and core concept in Symfony2. In fact, most of the framework itself is just a big set of predefined services that are ready to use. As an example, if you just set up a new installation of Symfony2, from your project root, you can type php app/console container:debug to see the full list of services currently defined in your application. As you can see, even before we start writing anything for our application, we already have almost 200 services defined. The php app/console container:debug <service_name> command will provide information about a specific service and will be a useful command to refer to throughout the article.

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Virtual Machine Concepts

by Rebecca Fitzhugh | March 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Rebecca Fitzhugh, the author of the book vSphere Virtual Machine Management, has explained the basic concepts of the virtual machine. Ever since VMware was founded in 1998, it has been creating stable x86 virtualization platforms that allow multiple guest operating systems and applications to run on a single physical server. Before an administrator can begin creating and configuring vSphere virtual machines, it is important to understand what a virtual machine is and the concepts behind virtualizing hardware.

In this article, you will learn:

  • What a virtual machine is
  • Components of a virtual machine
  • Why to use virtual machines
  • Files that make up a virtual machine
  • The four primary resources
  • VMware Tools
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Getting Started with CMIS

by Martin Bergljung | March 2014 | e-Commerce Open Source

This article written by Martin Bergljung, the author of Alfresco CMIS, describes Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS), which is an interface that provides a standard way to access a Content Management System (CMS). This article introduces the CMIS standard and it explains why CMIS is important.

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Advanced Configuration

by Wojciech Kocjan | March 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Wojciech Kocjan, author of the book Learning Nagios 4, we will learn some guidelines that will help you migrate from small (and increasing) Nagios setups to a flexible model by using templates and grouping effectively. Any experienced administrator knows that there is a huge difference between a working system and a properly configured system. Using this advice will help you and your team survive the switch from monitoring only critical services to checking the health of the majority of your IT infrastructure.

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Boost Your search

by Surendra Mohan | March 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Surendra Mohan, the author of Apache Solr High Performance, we will learn about the dismax query parser in detail. Also, we will go through what are boost queries.

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Going Viral

by Nathan Danneman Richard Heimann | March 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Nathan Danneman and Richard Heimann, the authors of Social Media Mining with R, introduces readers to the concept of social media mining. This article discusses sentiment analysis, the nature of contemporary online communication, and the facets of Big Data that allow social media mining to be such a powerful tool.

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Introducing a new game type – top-down

by Jürgen Brunner | March 2014 | Games Open Source

This article is by Jürgen Brunner, the author of the book Getting Started with Clickteam Fusion. Game development is not all about turning cool ideas into games. You will also face a big non game-related technical part and a preproduction phase behind every game. Deciding on a resolution and the right interface for your game will be part of this book. You will also learn some basic enemy behavior.

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Design, Install, and Configure

by Joel Lindberg Peter Björk Peter von Oven | March 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Michael Larkin, author of VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials, we will cover the basic installation and configuration of Horizon Workspace 1.5. After making sure all the prerequisites are in place, we can now deploy the Horizon Workspace vApp.

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Processing the Case

by Fernando Carbone | March 2014 | Open Source

This article by Fernando Carbone, the author of the book Computer Forensics with FTK, will cover how to use the most important features for processing and filtering data during an investigation process.

The processing step is considered to be the most important step because the correct utilization of its functionality can be decisive in the relevant results of an investigation.

You will understand the importance of the correct use of the Time Zone feature and how this impacts the properties of the files, and learn how to use filters and searches. Finally, you will be able to generate a report of your findings.

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