In this article by Sherry Li, author of MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services Cookbook we will cover:
- Calculating the YTD (Year-To-Date) value
- Calculating the YoY (Year-over-Year) growth (parallel periods)
- Calculating moving averages
This article created by Paul Goodey, the author of Salesforce CRM: The Definitive Admin Handbook Second Edition, gives an overview of the functional areas within Salesforce CRM where we will look at the process from campaign to customer and beyond. Within the functional areas there are various touch points where the business teams concerned with marketing, sales, and customer service have to agree on roles and responsibilities for aspects of the business processes.Read Salesforce CRM Functions in full
In this article by Vishal Pathak, the author of Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting discusses about the entire book.
Oracle APEX 4.2 reporting is designed to bring the best of the reporting world for intermediate as well as advanced readers. The book is designed to expose the APEX developers to other reporting solutions, inform them about the strengths of each of these, and to enable them to use these technologies in APEX. The book also assists the designers who wish to use APEX with their existing heterogeneous enterprise so that their existing code is reused and their effort in building better business intelligence systems is minimized. Let me briefly walk you through the contents of the book to inform you about the newer dimension that this book adds to the reporting universe.Read Oracle APEX 4.2 reporting in full
In this article by Patrick Felicia, Author of Getting Started with Unity, we will bring the game to life by animating objects and characters, and by giving opponents some levels of artificial intelligence to challenge the player. We will also learn how to create animations in Unity3D using built-in functionalities (for example, Mecanim).
After completing this article, we will be able to:
- Understand how to animate objects and create custom animation based on Unity3D's built-in animations
- Include these animations in the game and control them through scripting
- Use Unity3D's built-in Mecanim system to animate existing characters
In this article by Anurag Acharya, author of Instant Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Dimensions and Cube, we will learn what SSAS 2012 is, why we need it, and then thread on a bit of description of the SSAS history. We will also discuss the architecture of SSAS 2012 with their data models, the future of SSAS 2012, along with what's new in SSAS 2012. After that we will talk about the SSAS dimensions and cube.Read What are SSAS 2012 dimensions and cube? in full
In this article, by Sandeep Kumar Patel, the author of Instant GSON, you will learn about the top features supported by the GSON library. You will also learn about how to implement these features.Read Top two features of GSON in full
In this article by Antony Polukhin, the author of the book Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:
- Working with graphs
- Visualizing graphs
- Using a true random number generator
- Using portable math functions
- Writing test cases
- Combining multiple test cases in one test module
- Manipulating images
In this article by Vangos Pterneas, the author of Getting Started with HTML5 WebSocket Programming, we will get an overview of WebSocket. We will also learn about Postback and AJAX. Finally, we will conclude with the concepts of HTML5.Read WebSocket – a Handshake! in full
In this article by Loiane Groner, author of Sencha Architect App Development, we will learn about third-party plugins. Plugins are a huge help when we want to develop something that is not available within the Sencha API. The plugins that are supported natively already come as an option in Sencha Architect, but there are a lot of plugins that are shared by other developers that we can find on Sencha Forums.Read Using third-party plugins (non-native plugins) in full
This article created by Francisco Tufr? Developing Mobile Games with Moai SDK discusses the creation of an entity that handles all of our assets in the game. We’ll call itResourceManager. We’ll see how to create one that allows you to add images, fonts, and sounds to your games.
The main idea behind the resource manager is to cache assets that we’ll use more than once and to have a centralized and abstracted way to create assets.Read Resource Manager in full
In this article by Debarchan Sarkar, the author of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop, we will learn how to create an SQL Server Integration Services package to move data from Hadoop to SQL Server using the Hive ODBC driver.
Microsoft SQL Server is a complete suite of tools that include an RDBMS system, a multidimensional OLAP and tabular database engines, as well as other services, for example a broker service, a scheduling service (SQL Agent), and many more. As discussed it has become extremely important these days to integrate data between different sources. SQL Server also offers a powerful business intelligence stack, which provides rich features for data mining and interactive reporting. One of these BI components is an extract, transform, and load (ETL) tool called SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). SSIS offers the ability to merge structured and un-structured data by importing Hive data into SQL Server and apply powerful analytics on the integrated data. Throughout the rest of this article, we will get a basic understanding on how SSIS works and create a simple SSIS package to import data from Hive to SQL Server.Read SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) in full
In this article by Luca Carettoni, author of Instant Burp Suite Starter, we will give you a sneak peek into using Burp Proxy, Burp Proxy is a crucial component of the entire Burp Suite. This tool allows you to intercept the web traffic between the browser (client) and the target application (server). Thanks to the setup described in the previous section, we are now able to look under the hood and discover how web applications work.Read Quick start – Using Burp Proxy in full
This article by Jacob Mumm and Mark Safronov, the authors of Instant Yii 1.1 Application Development Starter, we will create an application. The Yii website contains, among its wonderful documentation, a tutorial on how to build a basic blog application, which is one of the included demos in the framework source. It's in Tutorials The Yii Blog Tutorial section. Direct URL is http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/blog/.Read Quickstart – Creating an application in full
In this article by Leo Taehyung Lee, the author of Instant Creating Data Models with PowerPivot How-to, we will learn to use the raw data to make some pivot tables that can help us make smart business decisions!Read Creating a pivot table in full