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

by | 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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