In this article by J.M. Gustafson, the author of the book "HTML5 Web Application Development by Example" has explained in detail about the Photo Pad application. It looks a lot like Canvas Pad, and re-uses the same code for the toolbar and menus. But instead of being a drawing application, it works as a photo manipulation application. The user will be able to load images and select from a few different effects, such as invert, black and white, or sepia, to apply to the image.Read Photo Pad in full
In this article, by Khalid Tanner, author RavenDB 2.x Beginner's Guide we learn some of the RavenDB Client API. RavenDB is written in C# that runs on the Microsoft .NET Framework. The .NET Client API exposes all aspects of the RavenDB server to your application in a seamless manner and can be accessed from any .NET language. In this article, you will learn step-by-step how to connect to RavenDB to interact with the server by writing some C# code and perform various basic operations such as loading, inserting, and updating documents from the RavenDB server.
In this article, we will learn how to use the RavenDB Client API for:
- Setting up your development environment
- Connecting to RavenDB
- Loading a document
- Creating a document
- Inserting a new document
- Updating a document
The ability to draw and manipulate paths is an extremely powerful feature of Raphaël. Paths allow us to draw all manner of shapes by defining points connected by lines, arcs, and curves. In this article by Damian Dawber, author of Learning Raphaël JS Vector Graphics, you will learn the properties and the method of drawing a quadratic Bézier curve.Read Paths and curves in Raphael JS Vector Graphics in full
In this article by Daniel Williams, the author of Corona SDK Application Design, we will discuss how to use Corona's feature set to create our first business app. Although developing business style apps can be the corner stone of your company, they can get a little boring. In this article, we will learn how to create our very first game with Corona SDK.
Let's get started!Read Creating a Puzzle App in full
In this article by Aidan Temple author of the book Instant HTML5 2D Platformer will gives an overview of how to set up the HTML5 canvas as well as some of the basic functionality the canvas has to offer and how we would go about implementing that functionality.Read HTML5 Canvas in full
The article, Features of CloudFlare, helps you learn the basics of CloudFlare to make your site perform faster. This article by Jeff Dickey, author of the book Instant CloudFlare Starter, explains about the some of the security features that CloudFlare provides to make your website much more secure.Read Features of CloudFlare in full
This article by John Arundel, the author of Puppet 3 Cookbook, discusses about the concept of facts in Puppet 3. It explains about the various operations that we can perform using facts. Besides facts, it also sheds light on the Hiera technology. It explains how to import configuration data with Hiera and also about storing secret data using hiera-gpg.
By all means leave the road when you wish. That is precisely the use of a road: to reach individually chosen points of departure.
Robert Bringhurst, 'The Elements of Typographic Style'
In this article we will cover:
- Creating custom facts
- Adding external facts
- Setting facts as environment variables
- Importing configuration data with Hiera
- Storing secret data with hiera-gpg
In this article by Sébastien Finot, the author of the book "Building Interactive Queries with LINQPad", a brief introduction to LINQ and how it can be used has been discussed. LINQPad is a free IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that allows you to create programs and query databases. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) consists of a set of features introduced in Visual Studio 2008 that extends powerful query capabilities to the language syntax of C# and Visual Basic.
To introduce you to LINQ, we will first look into a non-LINQ example so that we can have a point of comparison.
Read Using a LINQ query in LINQPad in full
The article, Windows 8 with VMware View, covers the important aspects of VMware View. This article by Ramesh Geddam and Prasenjit Sarkar, authors of the book Instant VMware View Virtualization How-to , covers the deployment of VMware View on Windows 8, and also explains the steps necessary to build a virtual machine on Windows.Read Windows 8 with VMware View in full
In this article by Roger Engelbert, the author of Cocos2d-x by Example Beginner's Guide, we will cover the following:
- How to download and install Cocos2d-x templates
- How to run your first application
- What the basic template looks like and how to find your way around it
- How to run the test samples that comes bundled with Cocos2d-x
In this article by João Santos, the author of Getting Started with DraftSight, we will cover the following topics:
- Downloading and starting DraftSight
- Understanding the user interface and locating all elements
- Configuring DraftSight
- Setting up a drawing
- Opening, saving, and closing drawings
In this article, by Thomas Fitzgerald author of the book Mastering Apple Aperture, we will put that theory into practice, and take a look at several real world examples of how you can use Aperture, both creatively and to solve problems. The goal is to help you think outside the box and you may actually be surprised at just how much you can achieve within the software without having to jump over to another application, such as Photoshop.
In this article, we will look at the following examples of using Aperture:
Recovering and controlling clipped highlights
Fixing blown out skies
Removing objects from a scene
Fixing dust spots on multiple images
Fixing chromatic aberration
Fixing purple highlight fringes
Creating fake duotones
Fix a scanned negatives
In this article by Daniel Wind, author of the book Instant Effective Caching with Ehcache, talks about the steps to implement distributed caching using the Ehcache server RESTful module.
In this article, we will cover the following topics:
- What out-of-process distributed caching is and why it is useful
- Setting up a RESTful cache server using Ehcache
- We will examine how to set up out-of-process distributed caching with the Ehcache cache server. This utility is provided by the Terracotta folks to ease the integration process with external systems via web services, such as SOAP and RESTful.