This article is written by Antonio Pratas, the author of Creating Flat Design Websites. Skeuomorphic design, also known as realism, is a style that was very much used during 2012 and 2013, and it consists of creating visual elements that represent their original, physical counterpart.Read Skeuomorphic versus flat in full
In this article by Craig Thomas Ellrod, the author of Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x, he starts with defining the pieces or components that make up a XenDesktop Site along with the terminology and concepts involved. We then set out to design a basic XenDesktop architecture, which ends with a network diagram that we will use as a roadmap. In this article, we will cover the following topics:
The components of XenDesktop®
Terminology and concepts
Designing a basic XenDesktop® Site
Common ports used in network communication
This article is written by Steven F. Lott the author of the book Mastering Object-oriented Python. Let's assume we've been given a big set of data that we need to analyze to produce useful summaries. In many cases, we're given data that's not a neat fit with the simplistic row-and-column form of a spreadsheet.Read Analyzing a Complex Dataset in full
In this article, by Andrey Koleshko, author of the book Rake Task Management Essentials, we will cover the installation of Rake, the definition of basic terms such as rake task and Rakefile, and how to use them for easy programming issues. The introduction will be given using straightforward examples to explain the terms as clearly as possible. You will see that Rake is a tool that is written in the Ruby programming language, and that's why any Ruby code can be written in a Rake application. Also, you have the choice of using any available Ruby library in a Rake project. This feature makes Rake the winner compared to many other build tools, which use their own limited languages. The article will serve as a base for introducing Rake's Domain Specific Language (DSL) and project file structuring.
In this article, we will cover the following topics:
- Installing Rake
- Introducing rake tasks
- The command-line arguments
- Using global Rakefiles to run tasks anywhere
- Defining custom rake tasks
- The structure of a Rake project
- The code conventions of Rake
In this article by Christian Mohn, the author of Learning Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere, we will learn about various backup strategies and also go through various components of Veeam Backup and replication.Read Introduction to Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware in full
In this article by Martino Sabia and Cathy Wang, authors of Python Tools for Visual Studio, we will learn everything about a Python library and a command-line tool that allows execution in application deployment and administration tasks.Read The Fabric library – the deployment and development task manager in full
In this article by Pradeep Pasupuleti, author of Pig Design Patterns, we will discuss design patterns that perform dimensionality reduction using the principal component analysis technique, and numerosity reduction using the histogram technique.Read Understanding Data Reduction Patterns in full
In this article, written by Susan Smith Nash and Michelle Moore, the authors of Moodle Course Design Best Practices, we will discuss the use and implementation of Moodle for Online communities.Read Moodle for Online Communities in full
This article by Magulan D., the author of the book Getting Started with SOQL, gives more information on how to write advanced SOQL statements. This article deals with querying the records for one or more objects in a single SOQL statement. In this case, there should be some relationship among the objects. In Salesforce.com, we cannot query the records from two or more objects if they don't have a relationship between them. The relationships that are available in Salesforce.com are lookup relationship and master-detail relationship.Read Advanced SOQL Statements in full
In this article by Michael Badger, author of the book Scratch 2.0 Beginner's Guide, Second Edition, we will take a tour of the online Scratch community. We will create our first Scratch animation while learning basic programming concepts such as loops.
In this article, we will be introduced to Scratch programming. We will:
- Join and tour the online Scratch community
- Create a project to take our first steps in Scratch
- Introduce loops using forever and repeat blocks
- Add and animate multiple sprites in a project
- Remix a video-sensing project
In this article by Sitaram Chamarty, the author of Gitolite Essentials, we will learn about Access Control with Gitolite. We will go through sampling of Gitolite's power features, and also understand Gitolite and the Git control flow.Read Important Features of Gitolite in full
In this article by Sascha Gundlach and Michelle K. Martin, authors of the book Mastering CryENGINE, you will learn how to make an entity ready for a multiplayer environment.
In order to make our entity work properly in a multiplayer environment, certain changes need to be made to our script.
Right now, we are not taking into account whether our entity is operating on a client or a server. Let's go ahead and get our entity network ready. For this, we need to make sure the server serializes the script entities properly.Read Making an entity multiplayer-ready in full
This article by Saurabh Bhatia, author of the book Rails 4 Application Development Hotshot, will teach you how to create a Content Management System. Content is the backbone of the Internet. A Content Management System (CMS) is essentially a software that helps you to easily and effectively manage the content of a website or a web application. There are several perspectives on CMS, with Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress being the really popular ones. However, people still build tailor-made CMSes, because they want something that fits their needs exactly.Read Building a Customizable Content Management System in full