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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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Virtual Machine Design

by Brian Bolander Christopher Kusek | May 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article, by Christopher Kusek and Brian Bolander, the author of vSphere Design Best Practices, you will learn the concepts of the virtual machines themselves.

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Running our first web application

by Filippe Costa Spolti | May 2014 | Open Source

This article by Filippe Costa Spolti, the author of WildFly: New Features, will describe the activities that need to be performed, and configuration that needs to be done, on the server to execute the deployment of a simple application that will be used in this article to illustrate a basic deployment. This application will be used to accomplish a few more settings, such as context root and virtual host. Also, I will describe a little about deployment into a single standalone server and, in some server instances, running in the domain mode

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An Introduction to the Terminal

by Jay LaCroix | May 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Jay LaCroix, the author of the book "Linux Mint Essentials", has discussed about the importance and usage of the terminal. Mint is an incredibly rich experience, and it may seem that the developers have thought of everything and included a graphical application to configure just about anything you can think of. However, for those who aspire to be an administrator of Linux systems or just want to achieve advanced skills, learning shell commands is definitely recommended. For some tasks, executing commands can actually save time. In this article, we'll learn the basics of the Linux shell and commands related to it.

In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Why should we use the terminal?
  • Accessing the shell
  • Executing commands
  • Navigating the filesystem
  • Managing files
  • The nano text editor
  • Reading manual pages with the man command
  • Searching for files
  • Using the watch command
  • Introduction to scripting
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Data Warehouse Design

by Reza Rad | May 2014 | Beginner's Guides Enterprise Articles

This article by Reza Rad, the author of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development Beginner's Guide, is about one of the hot topics in most of the job markets around the world—Business Intelligence (BI).

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Updating data in the background

by Dimitris Tavlikos | May 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article, written by Dimitris Tavlikos, the author of iOS Development with Xamarin Cookbook, we will learn how to make use of iOS 7's background fetch feature. This feature automatically wakes up the app at system-managed intervals, giving it a specific amount of time to retrieve data and update the UI.

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