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Derivatives Pricing

by Agnes Vidovics-Dancs Gergely Daróczi | November 2013 | Open Source

This article written by Ágnes Vidovics-Dancs and Gergely Daróczi, the authors of Introduction to R for Quantitative Finance, explains the pricing of derivatives using discrete and continuous time models. Furthermore, you will learn how to calculate derivatives' risk measures and the so-called "Greeks".

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Introducing Salesforce Chatter

by Rakesh Gupta Sagar Pareek | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Rakesh Gupta and Sagar Pareek, the authors of Developing Applications with Salesforce Chatter, we will learn about cloud computing and Salesforce.com, and will discuss about collaboration in the new era by comparing it to the ancient age. We will also discuss and introduce Salesforce Chatter and its effect on ROI (Return of Investment).

In the following article, you will get a brief about the Chatter configuration and customization using the APEX and Visualforce pages with a few recipes. We will also go through our Mass Follow/Unfollow Chatter app given in this article with the Chatter data cleaning concept.

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Styling the Forms

by Gaurav Gupta | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Gaurav Gupta, the author of Mastering HTML5 Forms, with the basic understanding of CSS3, we will learn how to improve the look and feel of the forms. After applying CSS3, the final web forms will have a rich and elegant look.

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Spatial Data Services

by Artan Sinani | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Artan Sinani, author of the book Learning Bing Maps API, iwe will learn geocoding setting up automated jobs on the Bing Maps servers. We will also learn the techniques of monitoring the jobs, and on their completion, parsing the response.

The topics covered in this article are as follows:

  • Geocoding dataflow input data
  • The job
  • Getting job status
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Making Goods with Manufacturing Resource Planning

by Greg Moss | November 2013 | e-Commerce Open Source

In this article by Greg Moss, author of the book Working with OpenERP, we will cover how you can use OpenERP to manage the process of manufacturing products. Once you have received the required raw products to your inventory, you can begin manufacturing the end product. Part of the functionality of an OpenERP system is to assist you in scheduling these orders based on available resources. One of the resources is, of course, the raw product. Other resources could include available labor or access to a particular machine. Essentially, the goal is to schedule the manufacturing order at a time that all resources are available and produce the product for an on-time delivery.

In this article we will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up the manufacturing process
  • Defining our bill of materials
  • Manufacturing our final product
  • Analyzing the inventory report
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Our First Machine Learning Method – Linear Classification

by Guillermo Moncecchi Raúl Garreta | November 2013 | Open Source

This article, by Raúl Garreta and Guillermo Moncecchi, the Authors of Learning scikit-learn: Machine Learning in Python, presents the main concepts behind Machine Learning while solving a simple classification problem.

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Zurb Foundation – an Overview

by Andrew D. Patterson | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

Every web architect, designer, or builder needs a toolkit. From text editors to graphic programs, from table structures to fluid style sheets, the web designer has many tools and techniques to choose from. In this article by Andrew D. Patterson, author of Getting Started with Zurb Foundation 4, we will see how Zurb's Foundation framework can be used as an excellent kit for today's web layout. It's fluid and it's easy to work with. It has an excellent grid system and has over two dozen CSS components and JavaScript plugins.

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Getting Started

by Aries Beltran | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article, Aries Beltran, the author of the book "Getting Started with PhantomJS", has discussed in detail about PhantomJS.

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Troubleshooting

by Fabrizio Volpe Rosato Fabbri | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Rosato Fabbri and Fabrizio Volpe, the authors of Getting Started with FortiGate, we will focus on diagnostic tools that are (for the most part) based on the CLI. We will start from a group of tools dedicated to hardware diagnostics, and then we will see a group of commands to identify errors related to layers 2 and 3 of the TCP/IP stack

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Understanding outside-in

by Sujoy Acharya | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Sujoy Acharya, author of the book Test-Driven Development with Mockito, we will cover different styles of TDD and write code using them. Generally, the outside-in approach covers use case level functionality or is intended for acceptance tests. These tests provide regression suits and system documentation; if they fail, user/customer acceptance also fails.

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Visualization of Big Data

by Manoj R Patil | November 2013 | Open Source

This article written by Manoj R Patil, the author of the book Pentaho for Big Data Analytics, provides a basic understanding of visualizations and examples to analyze the patterns using various charts based on Hive data.

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Limits of Game Data Analysis

by Coupart Thibault | November 2013 | Games Open Source

In this article by Thibault Coupart, the author of Game Data Analysis – Tools and Methods, we will see some general recommendations about game analytics and the kinds of limits they have. The first section will detail the philosophy and objectives that should guide the use of game analytics, and the second section will outline their limits.

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Creating and Utilizing Custom Entities

by Filip Lundgren Ruan Pearce-Authers | November 2013 | Games

This article by Filip Lundgren and Ruan Pearce-Authers, the authors of the book CryENGINE Game Programming with C++, C#, and Lua, covers the CryENGINE entity system, which provides the means for creating everything from simple physicalized objects to complex weather simulation managers.

In this article we will:

  • Elaborate on the basic concept and implementation of the entity system
  • Create our first custom entity in Lua, C#, and C++
  • Learn about the game object system
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Setting Up NameNode HA

by Danil Zburivsky | November 2013 | Open Source

This article, written by Danil Zburivsky, the author of Hadoop Cluster Deployment, describes the configuration of Hadoop's NameNode High Availability (HA) setup.

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Building Responsive Image Sliders

by Gilberto Crespo | November 2013 | Web Services Open Source

The image slider has been used a lot and has become a very popular web element. On a website, with beautiful transitions and animations, captions and descriptions, and the use of custom timings, an attractive business presentation is delivered online. Also, a good image slider can display a product showcase, catches the user's attention, and improves its sale.

In this article, by Gilberto Crespo, the author of Responsive Web Design with jQuery, we will learn about:

  • Different types of responsive image sliders
  • Introducing touch gestures in user experience
  • Implementing touch events with JavaScript plugins
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