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Settings goals

by Bhanu Birani | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Bhanu Birani, author of Getting Started with Flurry Analytics, covers tracking an application and its specific sections as goals to generate detailed reports using Flurry. As your goals will vary depending on your requirements for the data you want to gather from your application. So Flurry provides you with a way to track all your events using your event ID.

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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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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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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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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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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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Clojure for Domain-specific Languages - Design Concepts with Clojure

by Ryan D. Kelker | December 2013 | Open Source

In this article, by Ryan D. Kelker, author of the book Clojure for Domain-specific Languages, we will go over some basic concepts that apply to software development in any programming language. Each section will explain what the concept is and why the concept should be applied to your projects. As with all sources of information, choose whichever works for you.

This article will cover:

  • Pure functions
  • General programming concepts
  • Clojure writing styles

By the end of this article, you should be able to articulate the concepts of DRY, KISS, YAGNI, and bottom-up development. In addition to this, you should have a better understanding of how to write nicer Clojure as the anti-patterns section displays many examples of both what to do, and what not to do.

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Handling Authentication

by Josephus Callaars | December 2013 | Cookbooks Open Source Web Development

In this article by Josephus Callaars, author of Zend Framework 2 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Understanding Authentication methods
  • Setting up a simple database Authentication

In this article we will talk about the different methods of authentication and we will show you some examples on how to authenticate and how to create your own authentication method.

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Joomla! Template System

by Paweł Frankowski | December 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article, by Pawel Frankowski, the author of Joomla! 3 Template Essentials, provides an overview of the concepts that we use in Joomla!. Joomla! is an open source web content management system, and as such, it is free to download, modify, and use.

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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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Managing IBM Cognos BI Server Components

by Khalid Mehmood Awan | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Khalid Mehmood Awan, author of IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials, we will go through all the Cognos components and architecture of IBM Cognos. When it comes to enterprise software, it must involve proper planning, design, and implementation for its success. IBM Cognos is a similar software that has been divided into multiple components, where each component has its dedicated responsibility that makes it easy to handle.

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