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Oracle B2B Overview

by Alan Perlovsky Krishnaprem Bhatia Scott Haaland | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Built on top of the Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM), and being a tangible part of Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle B2B technology plays an important role by providing a single platform for the support of multiple B2B standards. For those who have never heard about SOA Suite, SOA Suite in a nutshell is a collection of components such as Human Task, Mediator, BPEL process manager, and so on, united by a combination of consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security, and unified metadata management. It allows creating/managing web services, and orchestrates them into composite applications using Software Component Architecture (SCA). SOA Suite is the OFM component that enables the easy assembly of multiple technologies. Throughout the article, B2B integration with SOA Suite and OFM will be kept in perspective.

In this article by Krishnaprem Bhatia, Scott Haaland, and Alan Perlovsky the author of Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial. We will use this article to build the groundwork for the reader's continued journey into Oracle B2B. In the article, we will learn about the following:

  • System requirements to install Oracle B2B
  • How to install a virtual image with SOA Suite components on your machine
  • How Oracle B2B and SOA Suite leverage Service Component Architecture
  • Oracle B2B architecture
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Basic Security Approaches

by Benjamin Bahrenburg | September 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

Basic Security Approaches, provides recipes on best practices for login management, storing credentials, and use of third party JavaScript encryption libraries.

In this article by Benjamin Bahrenburg the author of book Appcelerator Titanium Business Application Development Cookbook,will cover:

  • Implementing iOS data protection in Titanium
  • AES encryption using JavaScript
  • Basic authentication using Ti.Network.HTTPClient
  • Implementing a cross-platform passcode screen
  • Working with protected ZIP files on iOS
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Editing attributes

by Anita Graser | September 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Anita Graser, author of the book Learning QGIS 2.0, we will explain how to edit the attributes in QGIS. Quantum GIS (often abbreviated QGIS) is a cross-platform free and open source desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that provides data viewing, editing, and analysis capabilities.

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Report Authoring

by Abhishek Sanghani Ahmed Lashin | September 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles IBM

In this article by Ahmed Lashin and Abhishek Sanghani, authors of the book IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio Cookbook Second Edition, talks about the basic concepts of authoring reports in IBM Cognos Report Studio.

In this article, we will cover the following:

  • Summary filters and detail filters
  • Sorting grouped values
  • Aggregation and rollup aggregation
  • Implementing if-then-else in filters
  • Formatting data – dates, numbers, and percentages
  • Creating sections
  • Hiding columns in crosstabs
  • Prompts – display value versus use value
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Kendo UI Mobile – Exploring Mobile Widgets

by Nishanth Nair Ragini Kumbhat Bhandari | September 2013 | Web Development

In this article by Nishanth Nair and Ragini Kumbhat Bhandari, authors of the book, Building Mobile Application Using Kendo UI Moble and ASP.NET Web API, we will start exploring Kendo Mobile widgets from the basics and in detail with examples. These widgets are tailored for touch-based mobile devices and provide platform-specific rendering with a native look and feel.

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vCloud Networks

by Daniel Langenhan | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Daniel Langenhan author of the book VMware View Security Essentials, we will cover the following topics in this section:

  • Basic of the network
  • Network pools
  • Types of vCloud network
  • IP management
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Managing and Displaying Information

by lnnes Borkwood | September 2013 | Beginner's Guides Games

In this article created by lnnes Borkwood, the author of Learning Stencyl 3.x Game Development Beginner's Guide

The gameplay mechanics are in place, we've added some nice visual effects, and our game is starting to look great, but there is still an important element missing; players of our game have no indication of how they are progressing. We need to let our players know how well (or badly) they are doing, otherwise there will be no incentive for them to continue playing the game!

There are many different pieces of information that might be useful to a player during gameplay, but we need to be careful not to overwhelm them, otherwise they'll be distracted from the game. Currently, we are keeping track of the time that is available for the player to complete the task of collecting all the fruit, but we're also going to be adding a count of the lives that the player has left.

In order to present this information to the player, we need to display it on the screen, but we're not only going to implement text messages for our players to read — we're also going to introduce a graphical method of displaying some of the information.

The last piece of information that we will need to work with is how many pieces of fruit have been collected; we need to know when players of our game have successfully completed a level!

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Mobile and Social - the Threats You Should Know About

by Darla Nykamp Jaya Nampalli Joseph Anderson Mari Heiser Tim Speed | September 2013 | Open Source

In this article, created by Tim Speed, Darla Nykamp, Mari Heiser, Joseph Anderson, and Jaya Nampalli, the authors of Mobile Security: How to Secure, Privatize, and Recover Your Devices, we will take an in-depth look at various scams, phishing, spear phishing, social engineering, Cloud security, viruses, worms, and other threats a user may encounter, and future threats.

In this article, we will review various threats that you need to be aware of. They are as follows:

  • Scams
  • Malware
  • SMS spoofing
  • Social engineering
  • Phishing
  • Cloud computing
  • Virus
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Managing Microsoft Cloud

by Haijun Fu Sherif Talaat | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft Networking & Telephony

In this article, by Sherif Talaat and Haijun Fu authors of PowerShell 3.0 Advanced Administration Handbook, we will see Microsoft Windows Azure and SQL Azure as a real-life example of a cloud computing implementation, and we will learn how Windows PowerShell plays a major role in operating such a technology easily, as if managing a normal virtualized environment.

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Selecting by attributes (Should know)

by Aurelio De Rosa | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Aurelio De Rosa the author of Instant JQuery Selectors, describes how many and what are the selectors to collect elements by their attributes.

In this article, we'll see how to select elements by their attributes paying attention to some quirks that can lead to an unexpected behavior.

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Building Android (Must know)

by Earlence Fernandes | September 2013 | Open Source

This article by Earlence Fernandes, the author of the book Instant Android Systems Development How-to, sets up your build computer and instructs you on how to download and build the Android operating system from scratch.

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Creating different font files and using web fonts

by Kharrat Jaouher | September 2013 | Web Services Web Development

In this article by Kharrat Jaouher, the author of Instant-HTML5 Fonts and Typography, the Creating different font files recipe will explain how to generate our own font and other cross-browser font files and the Using Web fonts recipe will cover web hosted fonts.

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Introducing an Android platform

by Khirulnizam Abd Rahman Sanjay Shah | September 2013 | Java Open Source

In this article by Sanjay Shah and Khirulnizam Abd Rahman, authors of Android Development Tools for Eclipse, we will be introduced to an Android platform and its features, ADT for Eclipse, and various Fragments.

In simple terms, Android is a Linux-based operating system for touch screen devices developed by Android Inc., financed by Google, and later bought in the year 2005.The beta version of Android came back in November 2007 and the commercial Version 1.0 was released in September, 2008. As of 2013, over 500 million active devices use the Android OS worldwide. Before we proceed with the installation guide, there are several basic information an Android developer must know.

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Linking OpenCV to an iOS project

by Alexander Shishkov Kirill Kornyakov | September 2013 | Games Open Source

This article created by Kirill Kornyakov and Alexander Shishkov, the author of Instant OpenCV for iOS, teaches about how to convert UIImageto cv::Mat, and make a call to the C++ library using Objective-C code.

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One-page Application Development

by Alvin Crespo | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

The article, One-page Application Development, covers iPhone application development using HTML5. This article by Alvin Crespo, author of the book HTML5 iPhone Application Development, looks into deploying a seamless experience in our iPhone application. It also covers the MVC pattern, Backbone.js, and Underscore.js, and an example to enhance it further.

In this article we kick it up a notch by diving into one-page-application development. We've seen this in many of our web applications, including Pandora, Mint, and NPR. We'll cover the foundations of one-page-application development, from an introduction to MVC, Underscore, and Backbone to creating architecture with our sample application and utilizing the methods taught in the first section of this article. Once you complete this article you should have a solid understanding of concepts behind one-page-applications, which will allow you to continue to extend on this knowledge and help guide you on your way to building complex applications. So let's get started by first learning about MVC.

In this article, we will cover:

  • MVC Architecture
  • Introduction to Underscore.js
  • Introduction to Backbone.js
  • Creating a one-page application
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