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Code interlude – signals and slots

by Ray Rischpater | November 2013 | Open Source

This article is by Ray Rischpater, author of the book Application Development with Qt Creator. In software systems, there is often the need to couple different objects. Ideally, this coupling should be loose, that is, not dependent on the system's compile-time configuration. This is especially obvious when you consider user interfaces; for example, a button press may adjust the contents of a text widget or cause something to appear or disappear. Many systems use events for this purpose; components offering data encapsulate that data in an event, and an event loop (or, more recently, an event listener) catches the event and performs some action.

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Automated testing using Robotium

by Hrushikesh Zadgaonkar | November 2013 | Open Source

Automated testing helps us to maintain high software quality and provides a facility to capture if any code changes affect the actual use case. This article by Hrushikesh Zadgaonkar, the author of Robotium Automated Testing for Android, introduces the Robotium framework, its different features, its benefits in the world of automated testing, the API set of the Robotium Framework, and how to implement the Robotium Remote Control using SAFS.

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Data Analytics

by Alex Meadows | November 2013 | Cookbooks

In this article created by Alex Meadows the author of Pentaho Data Integration Cookbook Second Edition, we will cover the following topics:

  • Reading data from a SAS datafile

  • Studying data via stream statistics

  • Building a random data sample for Weka

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Exploring Financial Reporting and Analysis

by Mohamed Aamer | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Mohamed Aamer, author of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Financial Management, we will learn about financial management as the core foundation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) is the financial management, it is vital to comprehend the financial characteristics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 from a practical perspective engaged with the application mechanism. It is important to cover the following topics:

  • Understanding financial management aspects in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • Covering the business rational, basic setups, and configuration
  • Real life business requirements and its solution
  • Hints of implementation tips and tricks, in addition to the key consideration points while analysis, design, deployment, and operation
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Getting Started with Ansible

by Daniel Hall | November 2013 | Open Source

The article by Daniel Hall the author of Ansible Configuration Management, teaches you the basics of Ansible, how to build an inventory, how to use modules, and, most importantly, how to get help. Ansible is profoundly different from other configuration management tools available today. It has been designed to make configuration easy in almost every way, from its simple English configuration syntax to its ease of set up. You'll find that Ansible allows you to stop writing custom configuration and deployment scripts and lets you simply get on with your job.

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Icinga Object Configuration

by Viranch Mehta | November 2013 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article written by Viranch Mehta, author of the book Icinga Network Monitoring, we will learn about a localhost monitoring setup and also how to receive notification.

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3D Printing

by Matthew B. Stokes | November 2013 | Open Source

This article by Matthew B. Stokes, author of the book 3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot, covers the topic of transforming a 3D model into a 3D print. It also covers some basics about GCode used for 3D printing.

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CSS3 Animation

by Aravind Shenoy Gianluca Guarini | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Aravind Shenoy and Gianluca Guarini, the authors of the book HTML5 and CSS3 Transition, Transformation, and Animation, have discussed about CSS3 animations used in todays websites.

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JAAS-based security authentication on JSPs

by Anjana Mankale | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Anjana Mankale, author of Spring Security 3.x Cookbook, we will go through the JAAS-based security authentication on JSPs.

 

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FuelPHP

by Ross Tweedie | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Ross Tweedie, author of the book Learning FuelPHP for Effective PHP Development, we will learn what is FuelPHP. FuelPHP is a fresh approach to frameworks that strive to be more community-driven. There are already more than a hundred developers contributing and extending the source code. There are many more helping to provide some of the best documentation for a framework currently available.

The topics covered in this article are:

  • A brief history of FuelPHP
  • Features of FuelPHP
  • What to look forward to in Version 2
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Designing Objects for 3D Printing

by Gordon Fisher | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Gordon Fisher, the author of Blender 3D Printing Essentials, we will learn about a 3D printer and how it works. We will also see the types of a 3D printers and how they are controlled.

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RESTful Web Services – Server-Sent Events (SSE)

by Sunil Gulabani | November 2013 | Web Services Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sunil Gulabani, author of the book Developing RESTful Web Services with Jersey 2.0, we will learn about how to create a connection between the client/server and maintain the connection at the server's end. This is needed to push the data from the server to the client without any new request initiated by the client. This type of mechanism is basically used for applications such as chatting, stock market, or any real-time data-providing applications.

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Mobile Game Design

by Dr. Claudio Scolastici David Nolte | November 2013 | Games

This article, by Dr. Claudio Scolastici and David Nolte, the authors of Mobile Game Design Essentials, explains the design process of a mobile game and delves into the specific difficulties related to designing games for today's smartphones, the specific fruition of mobile games, and the characteristics of the mobile market.

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Quick start – creating your first template

by Gabriel Manricks | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Gabriel Manricks, author of the book Instant Handlebars.js, we will learn how to create template. Let's start from the beginning. The purpose of using a templating engine such as Handlebars is to generate some kind of viewable content (usually HTML pages), dynamically. This encompasses a really broad range of uses, from e-mail newsletters, web apps, and really any other kind of output format around.

In this quick start, we will take a brief look at the process of creating a template with both placeholders and helper tags, and then how to run and output the contents to the page.

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DOM and QTP

by Ashish Bhargava | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Ashish Bhargava, author of Designing and Implementing Test Automation Frameworks with QTP, we learn about DOM, QTP, and XPath. We see various terminologies and expressions used by XPath.

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