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RESS – The idea and the Controversies

by Jerzy Kurowski Joanna Krenz-Kurowska | October 2013 | Web Services PHP Web Development

This article by Joanna Krenz-Kurowska and Jerzy Kurowski, authors of RESS Essentials, covers the concept of RESS and talks about the controversies related to it.

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Miscellaneous Tips

by Bhaskar Chaudhary | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Bhaskar Chaudhary, the author of the book Tkinter GUI Application Development Hotshot, We are now into the final section of the article. Let's conclude by discussing concepts that do form a common theme in many GUI applications but did not appear in our applications.

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Introducing BeagleBoard

by Dr Fei Qin Dr Xuewu Dai | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Dr Xuewu Dai and Dr Fei Qin, the authors of the book "Rapid BeagleBoard Prototyping with MATLAB and Simulink" have briefly described the BeagleBoard and its various features. This article also provides an introduction to rapid prototyping.

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Service Chaining

by Prabath Siriwardena | October 2013 | Open Source

This article by Prabath Siriwardena, the author of Enterprise Integration with WSO2 ESB, helps you gain knowledge about Service Chaining. The Enterprise Service Bus(ESB) today serves as a key component in most of the enterprise grade deployments. In most cases the ESB removes point-to-point dependencies in your system to build a highly scalable and loosely coupled solution. But that does not necessarily mean ESB means SOA. ESB is a key ingredient to build an SOA infrastructure, but it's not a must. Even with an ESB if not followed industry best practices and patterns you will end up with a mess.

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The OpenFlow Controllers

by Siamak Azodolmolky | October 2013 | Open Source

This article written by Siamak Azodolmolky, the author of Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow, covers the role of the OpenFlow controllers, the interface to the switch, and the provided API for Network Applications ( Net Apps ). We will also see:

  • The overall functionality of the OpenFlow (SDN) controllers
  • The existing implementations (including NOX/POX, NodeFlow, Floodlight, and OpenDaylight)
  • Special controllers or applications over controllers (FlowVisor and RouteFlow)
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The GNS3 orchestra

by "RedNectar" Chris Welsh | October 2013 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

The conductor of the orchestra is of course the GNS3 GUI, who wields its Dynagen-like baton — the GNS3 management console, to control the three main sections in the orchestra: Dynamips , qemuwrapper , and vboxwrapper. Let "RedNectar" Chris Welsh, the author of GNS3 Network Simulation Guide, take you through a complex suite with a variety of objects: Cisco routers, generic switches, Qemu devices, and VirtualBox devices.

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Starting an instance

by Alexander Papaspyrou | October 2013 | Open Source

This article by Alexander Papaspyrou, the author of Instant Google Compute Engine provides you with all the information you need to run your large-scale computing workloads on Linux virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure. You will also get to know the basic building blocks of Google Compute Engine (GCE), get started with creating and running your infrastructure in the Cloud, and learn about the different concepts that make up a well-performing GCE system.

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Understanding WebSockets and Server-sent Events in Detail

by Bhakti Mehta Masoud Kalali | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Web Services Java

In this article by Masoud Kalali and Bhakti Mehta, the authors of Developing RESTful Services with JAX-RS 2.0, WebSockets, and JSON, we will cover the following:

  • Encoders and decoders in Java API for WebSockets
  • Java WebSockets Client API
  • Sending different types of data such as Blob and Binary using Java API for WebSockets
  • Security and WebSockets
  • Best practices for WebSockets-based applications
  • Developing Server-sent Events clients using Jersey API
  • Best practices for Server-sent Events
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Windows Phone 8: Principles for UI/UX and Bindings

by Tomasz Szostak | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Tomasz Szostak, author of Windows Phone 8 Application Development Essentials, we will cover:

  • Principles for UI/UX
  • Bindings
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Getting Started with Code::Blocks

by Biplab Kumar Modak | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Biplab Kumar Modak, the author of C++ Application Development with Code::Blocks, we'll download Code::Blocks, install and learn more about it.

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How to use PowerShell Web Access to manage Windows Server

by Vinith Menon | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Networking & Telephony

In this article by Vinith Menon, the author of Instant Windows PowerShell, we will learn how to to use PowerShell Web Access to manage your Windows Server Environment anywhere, anytime, and on any device. PowerShell Web Access, a web-based Windows PowerShell console, and Windows PowerShell commands and scripts can be run from a Windows PowerShell console in a web browser; with no Windows PowerShell, remote management software, or browser plug-in installation becomes necessary on the client device.

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Getting Started with JSON

by Sai Srinivas Sriparasa | October 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Sai Srinivas Sriparasa, author of JavaScript and JSON Essentials, shows the importance of JSON or JavaScript Object Notation and also explains why it is a very popular data interchange format.

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Low-Level Index Control

by Marek Rogoziński Rafał Kuć | October 2013 | Open Source

This article, by Rafał Kuć and Marek Rogoziński the authors of book Mastering ElasticSearch we will have covered the following topics:

  • How to use different scoring formulae and what they can bring
  • How to use different posting formats and what they can bring
  • How to handle Near Real Time searching, real-time GET, and what searcher reopening means
  • Looking deeper into multilingual data handling
  • Configuring transaction log to our needs and see how it affects our deployments
  • Segments merging, different merge policies, and merge scheduling
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Getting into the Store

by Michael Quandt | October 2013 | Games Open Source

In this article by Michael Quandt, author of Learning Windows 8 Game Development, we will learn the following:

  • Getting a Windows Store account
  • Creating your game/reserving a name
  • Windows Application Certification Kit
  • Creating packages for the store
  • Screenshots and icons
  • Game ratings
  • Submitting to the store
  • Common issues with certification
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Availability Management

by Konstantin Kuminsky | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article written by Konstantin Kuminsky, the author of the book Implementing VMware vCenter Server, describes the features in vCenter that allow you to reduce downtime and make sure your services are available for end users most of the time. The features are vSphere High Availability, Fault Tolerance including host and VM monitoring, datastore heartbeating, and Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS).

We will discuss the different aspects of vSphere's High Availability (HA) and Fault Tolerance (FT), including host and VM monitoring, datastore heartbeating, and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS).

In this article we will cover the following topics:

  • Reducing planned and unplanned downtime
  • Creating a vSphere HA cluster
  • HA security, logging, and admission control
  • Preparing hosts and configuring FT
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