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Snapshots

by Michael Roy | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article, by Michael Roy, author of Getting Started with VMware Fusion, discusses a very useful feature called "snapshots". We also learn about how to launch and restore a snapshot.

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Form Handling

by Leon Revill | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article written by Leon Revill, the author of the book jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook, we will look at how to create robust and attractive web forms with animation, validation, and user feedback. We will cover:

  • Implementing basic form validation
  • Adding number validation
  • Adding credit card number validation
  • Adding date validation
  • Adding e-mail address validation
  • Implementing live form validation
  • Adding a password strength indicator
  • Adding anti-spam measures
  • Implementing input character restrictions
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MongoDB data modeling

by Bo Borland | February 2014 | Open Source

This article has been prepared by Bo Borland, the author of Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB.

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Understanding Process Variation with Control Charts

by Isaac Newton | February 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

This article, by Isaac Newton, author of Minitab Cookbook, will help you understand the different process variations that can be done in control charts using Minitab. Control charts are very simple graphical tools which show us if measurements/results are stable over time. They look at the mean and variation of the data and check to see whether the observed data shows any patterns that would not be expected to occur if the data was purely random. This special cause variation is indicated by tests that look for these patterns. They are based on there being a low probability of these patterns occurring randomly. Minitab provides a wide range of control charts for different scenarios. These include the standard control charts for monitoring a process over time such as Xbar-R or I-MR charts as well as multivariate control charts and charts to plot rare events. Now, we will look at using some of the more traditional charts, but also show the use of some of the newer charts in Minitab.

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Processing Tweets with Apache Hive

by Bahaaldine Azarmi | February 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Bahaaldine Azarmi, the author of Talend for Big Data, we'll learn how to use tweets to highlight sentiments by performing the following actions:

  • Extracting hashtags and emoticons from tweets
  • Joining the newly created hashtags and emoticon tables to create sentiments
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Finishing Touches and Publishing

by Damien Bruyndonckx | February 2014 | Open Source

This article by Damien Bruyndonckx, the author of the book Mastering Adobe Captivate 7, concentrates on publishing a movie. It is the process by which you make your Captivate projects available to the outside world. Most of the time, you'll publish your movies in the Adobe Flash format or the HTML5 format so that any student can enjoy the content of your online course across devices.

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Publishing the generated code diff to Review Board

by Sandeep Rawat | February 2014 | Open Source

This article, written by Sandeep Rawat, the author of Getting started with Review Board, highlights posting of code review requests by publishing a code review request through the web application of Review Board.

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Understanding the Python regex engine

by Félix López Víctor Romero | February 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Félix López and Víctor Romero, the author of Mastering Python Regular Expressions, we are going to learn about backtracking using Python. The Python’s Re module uses a backtracking regular expression engine. Although in the very well known book “Mastering regular expressions” by Jeffrey E.F. Friedl is classified as Nondeterministic finite automata (NFA) type, according to Tim Peters https://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/2006-January/044335.html is not NFA purely.

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Query Performance Tuning

by Alberto Ferrari Chris Webb Marco Russo | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Chris Webb, Alberto Ferrari, and Marco Russo, authors of Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models, we will learn about the steps that you'll need to go through in order to ensure your cube is as responsive as possible.

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XenMobile™ Solutions Bundle

by Akash Phoenix | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Akash Phoenix, the author of the book Citrix® XenMobile™ Mobile Device Management has discussed about the XenMobile Solution Bundle. Citrix XenMobile is one of the most sought-after MDM solutions in today's market due to its complete end-to-end security offering. Previously known as Zenprise, before the acquisition of the company by Citrix, it offered a Device Management and a Secure Mobile Gateway solution. Later, Citrix added its complete network and virtualized environment support to this solution by integrating the NetScaler Gateway, App Controller, and XenDesktop. This was launched as the XenMobile Solutions Bundle. In this article, we will introduce our readers to the XenMobile Solution and all of its components. The topics covered in this article are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Features
  • Deployment flowchart
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The BarItem class and the RadOutlookBar control

by Daniel R. Spalding | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Daniel Spalding, the author of Telerik WPF Controls Tutorial, we will learn about the RadOutlookBar control. First we will learn briefly about the BarItem class. Then we will learn how to use this RadOutlookBar control using GenericList, DataBinding, and database security. We will also discuss the usage of the RadOutlookBar with generic list binding with XML security.

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Mobile application development with IBM Worklight

by Muhammad Saifuddin Talha Haroon | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles Web Development

This article is written by Muhammad Saif Uddin and Talha Haroon, the authors of the book IBM Worklight Mobile Application Development Essentials.

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Using Azure BizTalk Features

by Johan Hedberg Kent Weare Morten la Cour | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Johan Hedberg, Morten la Cour, and Kent Weare, authors of the book Microsoft BizTalk Server (70-595) Certification Guide, Second Edition, we will Identify the processes used to run a BizTalk Server environment as a Windows Azure Virtual Machine and Identify the processes used to enable integration using Windows Azure BizTalk Services part of the Assessment. It will introduce the reader to some basic concepts of Microsoft Windows Azure as well as cover both running BizTalk in a virtual image on Azure and using the new Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS). Using the new mapper, XML, and Flat File bridges as well as using the EDI Portal for receiving X12 documents will also be covered.

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Starting Out with BackBox Linux

by Stefan Umit Uygur | February 2014 | Open Source

This article, by Stefan Umit Uygur, the author of Penetration Testing with BackBox, is based on full penetration testing methodologies using BackBox. We will acquire in-depth knowledge of BackBox by familiarizing ourselves with its various tools and functions. It is highly recommended that readers have a prior general understanding of Linux systems and an average level of knowledge concerning shell environments.

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Making the Unit Very Mobile – Controlling the Movement of a Robot with Legs

by Richard Grimmett | February 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Richard Grimmett, the author of the book Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects, you will be introduced to some of the basics of servo motors and using Raspberry Pi to control the speed and direction of your legged platform.

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Grasping Hammer

by Brett Bernier | February 2014 | Games

This article by Brett Bernier, author of the book Source SDK Game Development Essentials, will introduce you to your new tools, and teach you how to navigate in 2D and 3D spaces.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Learning some basic terminology
  • Opening Hammer for the first time
  • Navigating the 2D and 3D viewports
  • Customizing your user interface
  • Developing some basic organizational skills

Let us begin.

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Translating a file in SDL Trados Studio

by Andy Walker | February 2014 | Open Source

This article by Andy Walker, author of SDL Trados Studio – A Practical Guide, describes the basic process of opening a document in SDL Trados Studio and translating it.

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Determining resource utilization requirements

by Jonathan Frappier | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles Networking & Telephony

In this article written by Jonathan Frappier, the author of the book VMware vSphere Resource Management Essentials, we will look at the statistics we can capture natively within an operating system.

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How to Expand your Knowledge

by Serge Gabet | February 2014 | Web Development

In this article by Serge Gabet, the author of Google Apps Script for Beginners, gives an overview of the many resources available to improve your learning experience of Google Apps Script.

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Sizing and Configuring your Hadoop Cluster

by Khaled Tannir | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article, written by Khaled Tannir, the author of Optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce, discusses two of the most important aspects to consider while optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce: sizing and configuring the Hadoop cluster correctly.

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Creating a Shipping Module

by Bart Delvaux Nurul Ferdous | February 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article by Bart Delvaux, the author of Magento 1.8 Development Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Initializing module configurations
  • Writing an adapter model
  • Extending the shipping method features
  • Adding the module in the frontend
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Creating attention-grabbing pricing tables

by David Cochran Ian Whitley | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by David Cochran and Ian Whitely, authors of the book Bootstrap Site Blueprints, you will learn how to design a set of three thoughtfully designed pricing tables for a beautiful one-page scrolling website.

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CreateJS – Performing Animation and Transforming Function

by Afshin Mehrabani | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Afshin Mehrabani, author of the book Getting started with CreateJS, we are going to talk about and use the Animation and Transforming function of CreateJS. In this article, we use TweenJS and EaselJS to create basic animation in browsers.

You can then use these functions to create more innovative animations.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  1. Creating animations with CreateJS
  2. Understanding TweenJS
  3. Understanding the TweenJS API
  4. Creating simple animations
  5. Transforming shapes
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Making Your Code Better

by Łukasz Gąsior | February 2014 | Open Source

This article by Łukasz Gąsior, the author of the book ReSharper Essentials, will focus on one of the most notable ReSharper features—code analysis.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Code quality analysis
  • Eliminating errors and code smells
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Adding health checks

by Alexandros Dallas | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Alexandros Dallas, the author of RESTful Web Services with Dropwizard, deals with the implementation of runtime tests for our application, which are known as health checks. You will be guided through the implementation of a health check that ensures that your HTTP client can indeed interact with a web service.

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Achieving site resilience for the Mailbox server

by Nuno Mota | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by Nuno Mota, the author of the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 High Availability, describes site resilience for the Mailbox server by covering the following topics:

  • Scenario 1 – active/passive
  • Scenario 2 – active/active
  • Scenario 3 – third datacenter
  • Using Datacenter Activation Coordination (DAC)
  • Deciding where to place witness servers
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Changing the Appearance

by Sten E. Vesterli | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Sten Vesterli, author of Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development – Made Simple, Second Edition, explains how to use the powerful skin editor available in JDeveloper 11g Release 2 and later versions to create Cascading Style Sheets to create a new skin, which corresponds to your enterprise visual identity, for your application.

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Adding Graphics to the Map

by Eric Pimpler | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Eric Pimpler the author of the book Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications has described the reader how to display temporary points, lines, and polygons in GraphicsLayer on the map. GraphicsLayer is a separate layer that always resides on top of other layers and stores all the graphics associated with the map.

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VMware vCenter Operations Manager Essentials - Introduction to vCenter Operations Manager

by Lauren Malhoit | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Lauren Malhoit, author of the book VMware vCenter Operations Manager Essentials, provides a quick overview of how vCenter Operations (vC Ops from here on) is able to learn our environment and gives us many benefits for both troubleshooting and capacity planning.

In this article, we'll cover:

  • What is vCenter Operations Manager (vC Ops)?
  • Benefits of troubleshooting with vC Ops
  • Benefits of capacity planning with vC Ops
  • Feature comparison of different versions
  • What is vCenter Operations Manager Suite?
  • Licensing versions
  • Using vC Ops with other solutions
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Introduction to vSphere Distributed switches

by Robert van den Nieuwendijk | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles Networking & Telephony

This article by Robert van den Nieuwendijk, the author of Learning PowerCLI, gives you a brief introduction on managing virtual networks with PowerCLI. VMware vSphere provides two types of virtual switches that you can use to configure the networks: vSphere Standard Switches and vSphere Distributed Switches. The vSphere Standard Switches are specific for an ESXi server host. The vSphere Distributed Switches are created and centrally managed on a vCenter Server and are copied to every host that uses this vSphere Distributed Switch.

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XamChat – a Cross-platform App

by Jonathan Peppers | February 2014 | Open Source

This article is written by Jonathan Peppers, the author of Xamarin Cross-platform Application Development. Xamarin technologies are used to develop real-world applications for iOS and Android. This article explains the concept of a cross-platform sample application that we can build using Xamarin Studio.

The best way to truly learn a programming skill, in our opinion, is to take on a simple project that requires you to exercise that skill. This gives new developers a project where they can focus on the concepts they are trying to learn without the overhead of fixing bugs or following customer requirements. To increase our understanding of Xamarin Studio and cross-platform development, let's develop a simple app called XamChat for iOS and Android.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Our sample application concept
  • The Model layer of our application
  • Mocking a web service
  • The ViewModel layer of our application
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Bitcoins – Pools and Mining

by Piotr J. Kula | February 2014 | Networking & Telephony Open Source Web Development

This article by Piotr J. Kula, author of the book Raspberry Pi Server Essentials, will illustrate the concept of cryptographic currencies, and we will try and understand what Bitcoin is. We will set up a wallet and learn how to send and receive coins.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing Bitcoind
  • Bitcoin wallet
  • Creating a Bitcoin address
  • Mining for Bitcoins
  • Mining with ASICMiner
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