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Working with Live Data and AngularJS

by Josh Kurz | June 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Josh Kurz, author of Mastering AngularJS Directives, we will learn about live data and AngularJS.

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The anatomy of a report processor

by Michael Duffy | June 2014 | Open Source

This article by Michael Duffy, the author of Puppet Reporting and Monitoring, describes the anatomy of a report processor and how to create a report processor.

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Building a Web Application with PHP and MariaDB – Introduction to caching

by Sai Srinivas Sriparasa | June 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sai Srinivas Sriparasa, author of the book Building a Web Application with PHP and MariaDB: A Reference Guide, we'll learn how caching can be defined as the process of making popular data highly available by temporarily storing the data in memory that allows responding to a request faster by retrieving data from the memory rather than going onto the disk. There are three types of caching, as follows:

  • Caching in the database
  • Caching in the application
  • Content caching
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Selecting and initializing the database

by Krasimir Tsonev | June 2014 | Open Source Web Development

To build a blog application, we need a database that will store the published articles. In most cases, the choice of the database depends on the current project. There are factors such as performance and scalability and we should keep them in mind. In order to have a better look at the possible solutions, we will have a look at the two of the most popular databases, MongoDB and MySQL, in this article by Krasimir Tsonev, the author of Node.js Blueprints. The first one is a NoSQL type of database. According to the Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoSQL) on NoSQL databases:

"A NoSQL or Not Only SQL database provides a mechanism for storage and retrieval of data that is modeled in means other than the tabular relations used in relational databases."

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Automating performance analysis with YSlow and PhantomJS

by Rob Friesel | June 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source Web Development

This article by Rob Friesel, author of the PhantomJS Cookbook, demonstrates how to set up an automated performance analysis task on a continuous integration server (for example, Jenkins CI) using PhantomJS and the YSlow library.

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Metasploit Custom Modules and Meterpreter Scripting

by Nipun Jaswal | June 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Nipun Jaswal, the author of Mastering Metasploit, we will cover the basics of writing custom and post-exploitation modules.This article will also help you to understand meterpreter scripting. We will also see how we can pivot the target network and set up persistent access.

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Working with the sharing plugin

by Kerri Shotts | May 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Kerri Shotts, author of PhoneGap 3.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot we will learn that if your app has built-in content or your user can create their own content, most of the other apps would benefit from the sharing of that content with social networks.

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Setting Up for Photoreal Rendering

by Robin de Jongh Thomas Bleicher | May 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Thomas Bleicher and Robin de Jongh, authors of SketchUp 2014 for Architectural Visualization, we will see some of the basics of setting up for photoreal rendering. We will look at the Thea user interface before we start exploring the features in a test scene. For this purpose, you need Thea Render and the Thea for SketchUp plugin installed (the free demo version will do for testing). As a licensed user you can also download sample materials from the Resources section of the website (http://www.thearender.com/) and have access to the Materials & Texture forum where other users exchange and discuss their own materials.

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Building a Private App

by Michael Larkin | May 2014 | Open Source

This article, by Michael Larkin, the author of the book Shopify Application Development, highlights building a Private App.

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Interacting with Data for Dashboards

by Jen Stirrup | May 2014 | Cookbooks

In this article by Jen Stirrup, the author of Tableau Dashboard Cookbook, we will apply the practice and theory of data visualization to dashboards. This will help deliver effective dashboards. We will learn to create Tableau dashboards quickly and easily.

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3D Websites

by Mitch Williams | May 2014 | Games Open Source Web Development

In this article by Mitch Williams, author of the book WebGL Hotshot, we will revisit X3D to create engaging scenes and we will then add portals to transport within a 3D website for faster navigation.

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Ruby and Metasploit Modules

by Nipun Jaswal | May 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Nipun Jaswal, the author of Mastering Metasploit, we will cover the basics of Ruby programming and understand the various syntaxes and semantics of it. This article will also make it easy for you to write Metasploit modules. We will see how we can design and fabricate various custom Metasploit modules.

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Network Exploitation and Monitoring

by Keith Makan | May 2014 | Networking & Telephony

This article by Keith Makan, the author of Penetration Testing with the Bash shell, covers man-in-the-middle attacks that can be performed with the help of ARP abuse, methods to interrogate servers, and assessment of automated web application security.

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Ranges

by Adam D. Ruppe | May 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

This article by Adam D. Ruppe, the author of the book D Cookbook, goes into the details of an artefact central to the Phobos standard library with a little core language support: ranges. Ranges are user-defined objects used to build iterators over a collection of items. We will concentrate more on sorting and searching ranges, and using functional tools to query data.

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A/B Testing – Statistical Experiments for the Web

by Eric Rochester | May 2014 | Architecture & Analysis Open Source

In this article by Eric Rochester, author of Mastering Clojure Data Analysis, we will learn to define, conduct, and analyze A/B testing

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