This article, by Dr. Claudio Scolastici and David Nolte, the authors of Mobile Game Design Essentials, explains the design process of a mobile game and delves into the specific difficulties related to designing games for today's smartphones, the specific fruition of mobile games, and the characteristics of the mobile market.Read Mobile Game Design in full
This article by Justin M. Brant, the author of SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Deployment and Administration, covers enabling and configuring SNMP on Windows.Read Enabling and configuring SNMP on Windows in full
This article written by Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake, the author of the book WordPress Web Application Development, focuses on the extendable capabilities of themes while exploring the roles of the theme files for web applications.
WordPress powers its frontend with a concept called themes, which consist of a set of predefined template files to match the structure of the default website layouts. In contrast to web applications, a WordPress theme works in a unique way. Preparing a theme for web applications can be one of the more complicated tasks that is not discussed widely in the WordPress development community. Usually, web applications are associated with unique templates, which are entirely different from the default page-based nature of websites.Read Introduction to a WordPress application's frontend in full
This article by Damir Arh and Dejan Dakić, authors of NuGet 2 Essentials, takes a closer look at how NuGet plays along with source control systems. It ends with an introduction to the NuGet PowerShell console.Read Package Management in full
In this article by Prasenjit Sarkar, author of the book VMware vCloud Security, we will focus on creating access control policies based on logical constructs such as VMware vCenter Server containers and VMware vCloud Networking and Security Security Groups, but not just physical constructs such as IP addresses.Read Securing vCloud Using the vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall in full
In this article by Andrew Dennis, author of the book Raspberry Pi Super Cluster, the basics of clusters and parallel computing have been explained. The domain of parallel computing is an interesting one, but building a cluster for fun has often required the use of expensive or bulky off-the-shelf hardware, such as desktop PC's or implementing complex virtual machine setups.Read Clusters, Parallel Computing, and Raspberry Pi – A Brief Background in full
This article by Andri Yadi and Fauzan Alfi, the authors of the book iCloud Standard Guide, have discussed about how iPhoto and iTunes gets synced with iCloud. When you have more than one iOS device and love capturing moments with your devices, the Photo Stream app might be the most useful feature for you on iCloud. Photo Stream stores all of the pictures that you captured with your devices. It includes all of the pictures you've taken using the Camera app and also the screenshots from your iOS devices. So, you don't need to resynchronize or resend pictures from one device to another. They're automatically there for you.Read Photo Stream with iCloud in full
This article is written by Andy Dent, the author of Getting Started with LevelDB. This article will give us a brief idea about iteration and searching keys. If you don't know what data may be in your keys, then you need a way to search for partial matches or just start from the beginning of the database. This ability to search for and iterate through keys in sorted order is what completes LevelDB's ability to be the foundation of a database. The default sorting order is a BytewiseComparator, effectively ASCII.Read Iteration and Searching Keys in full
In this article by NDJOBO Armel Fabrice, author of Java EE 7 First Look, we will begin with a presentation of improvements in the business layer and then, in a small project, we will try to put together some of the specifications seen previously. The topics to be covered include:
Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2
Putting all Java EE 7 specifications together
In this article by Matthew Nohr and Isaac Robinovitch, we will learn how to create an application using Appfog. The AppFog console is a very useful tool, but you can also create applications completely from the command line. In this article, we will create a simple application directly from the command line and publish it as a new application to AppFog.Read Creating an Application from Scratch in full
This article by Rick Barton the author of the book Talend Open Studio Cookbook focuses on gathering the rejects. As an alternative to collecting incorrect rows up to the point where a job fails (Die on error), you may wish to capture all rejects from an input before killing a job.
This has the advantage of enabling support personnel to identify all problems with source data in a single pass, rather than having to re-execute a job continually to find and fix a single error / set of errors at a time.Read Gathering all rejects prior to killing a job in full
In this article by Shin Shi author of the book Emgu CV Essentials, the author is explaining how to wrap OpenCV.
Emgu CV is special because it is a .NET wrapper to OpenCV. The wrapper is so amazing that it lets OpenCV functions be called from .NET compatible languages such as C#, VB, VC++, and IronPython. This article shows the user a better understanding of wrapping OpenCV.Read Wrapping OpenCV in full
This article, by Arturs Sosins, the author of Gideros Mobile Game Development, provides information on how to prepare everything to start developing a cross-platform game using Gideros and an easy way to start developing with Gideros, explaining all its basics and how you can apply them in creating your own cross-platform game.Read Installing Gideros in full