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Mocking static methods (Simple)

by Deep Shah | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article written by Deep Shah, the author of the book Instant Mock Testing with PowerMock shows how effortlessly we can mock static methods with PowerMock. Most of the mocking frameworks have trouble mocking static methods. But for Power Mock, it’s just another day at work.

The real power of PowerMock is the ability to mock things that other frameworks can't. One such thing is mocking static methods.

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Web app penetration testing in Kali

by Abhinav Singh | October 2013 | Networking & Telephony

In this article by Abhinav Singh, author of the book, Instant kali Linux, we will cover web app penetration testing in Kali.

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Performance Testing and Load Balancing

by Eric Siron | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by Eric Siron, the author of Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design, presents holistic and specific methods to determine how well your system performs. It then guides you through balancing virtual machines across cluster nodes.

Now that we've covered how to design and plan your virtual machines, we're going to turn to the host's view of things. There are add-on and third-party tools that can perform automatic load balancing, but a failover cluster of Hyper-V Servers will only perform balancing in response to a failover event. Whether you'll use automated tools or not, you'll need to have an understanding of your host's abilities.

Balancing is not the entire story. Even if you have additional tools that can perform load balancing for you, you'll still need to keep abreast of the performance metrics of your cluster. As new virtual machines are added, your total capacity will be lessened and you'll want to know well in advance if you need to add hardware. Remember that your cluster is probably intended to survive the loss of at least one host without negatively impacting virtual machines, so just having a fully functional cluster with sufficient capacity may not be adequate.

There are two basic components to proper balancing. The first is being aware of what your hosts are capable of. The second is being aware of what they're doing. This article will work through a number of ways to satisfy these needs. You'll be introduced to the following concepts and activities:

  • General system testing
  • Disk I/O testing
  • Memory testing
  • Network testing
  • Preferred and possible owners
  • Anti-affinity
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Where Is My Data and How Do I Get to It?

by Chris Backhouse Christopher Liley David Duncan | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This Article, by David Duncan and Christopher Liley, authors of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Reporting, Second Edition, explains that, as a developer or consultant who has been assigned the task of filling user requests for reports should be aware that ultimately the very first question after deciding on the reporting tool is, "Where is my data and how do I get to it?"

Knowing where to begin is a critical first step in the development process. The aim of this article is to provide helpful tips for finding and locating data in the Dynamics GP 2013 ERP system and company databases. Although we'll discuss some reporting tools that do not require us to know the SQL database structure for Dynamics GP companies, it is still helpful to understand how GP stores its data.

In this article, we will discuss the following:

  • Differences between the system database and company databases
  • Conventions that are helpful to know and understand when it comes to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 data and how it is stored
  • Using Resource Descriptions as a tool for finding data from within GP 2013
  • Utilizing additional tools, such as the GP 2013 SDK and Support Debugging Tool, to find our data
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Using Location Data with PhoneGap

by Giorgio Natili | October 2013 | Beginner's Guides Open Source

In this article by Giorgio Natili, the author of the book PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide, you will:

  • Learn about geolocation and how its data are available in the device
  • Explore the differences between the HTML5 and the PhoneGap Geolocation APIs
  • Learn how to use the PhoneGap Geolocation API and how to integrate the Google Maps API in an app
  • Learn how to use Geolocation data in conjunction with external service providers such as Google Places
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Highlights of Greenplum

by Sunila Gollapudi | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article written by Sunila Gollapudi, the author of the book Getting Started with Greenplum for Big Data Analytics explains the various components of Greenplum UAP as well as the features and advantages of Greenplum Database.

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IBM SPSS Modeler – Pushing the Limits

by Keith McCormick | October 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

In this article, Keith McCormick co-author of IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook expresses pride in the fact that as a group of authors (Dean Abbott, Meta S. Brown, Tom Khabaza, and Scott R. Mutchler) that they have often provided the unexpected, the innovative, and boundary testing aspects of using Modeler everyday. Even the reviewers played a critical role in this. Two of the reviewers, Terry Taerum and Jesus Salcedo, made improvements to recipes and supplemented the recipes in the final days of the review process. All of the reviewers played a role in making the collection more innovative. Colin Shearer kindly observed in his Foreword:

“The author of this book are among the very best of these exponents, gurus who, in their brilliant and imaginative use of the tool, have pushed back the boundaries of applied analytics. By reading this article, you are learning from practitioners who have helped define the state of the art”

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Advanced Data Operations

by Max De Wilde Ruben Verborgh | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Max De Wilde and Ruben Verborgh, the authors of the book Using OpenRefine, we dive deeper into dataset repair, demonstrating some of the more sophisticated data operations OpenRefine has to offer. OpenRefine (ex-Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data, cleaning it, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases like Freebase. The true power of OpenRefine only emerges when you dive into its more advanced features. This article will therefore shed light on the following:

  • Recipe 1 – handling multi-valued cells
  • Recipe 3 – clustering similar cells

Let's start with recipe 1.

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Working with axes (Should know)

by Brian Peiris | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Brian Peiris, the author of the book Instant jQuery Flot Visual Data Analysis, we will understand that the axes are the most configurable parts of the chart. Flot gives you the ability to change the position, type, and colors of the axes. It also gives you full control of the ticks and labels on the axes, letting you adjust the number of ticks and alter the formatting. Axes also determine how the data is displayed; you can change the min and max settings to display only a part of the data on the chart and you can also transform the data in various ways.

The full documentation is available at We will take a look at some examples of the configuration options by creating a chart that has a logarithmic axis and another chart that includes multiple axes.

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APEX Plug-ins

by Marcel Van Der Plas Michael Van Horenbeeck | October 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article created by Marcel van der Plas and Michel van Zoestauthor of Oracle APEX Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating an item type plug-in
  • Creating a region type plug-in
  • Creating a dynamic action plug-in
  • Creating a process type plug-in
  • Creating an authorization plug-in
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The Dialog Widget

by Yuguang Zhang | October 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Yuguang Zhang, the author of the book Building UIs with Wijmo, discusses the dialog widget, which is present in the Wijmo Open set. It is an enhancement of the jQuery UI dialog with more features. Wijmo dialogs can be maximized, minimized, pinned to a location, and display external content from a URL in the dialog window. This article discusses the options, methods, and events that are added in Wijmo, and how to use them to change the appearance and behavior of the dialog.

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Getting Started with Pentaho Data Integration

by María Carina Roldán | October 2013 | Beginner's Guides Open Source

This article is written by María Carina Roldán, author of the book, Pentaho Data Integration Beginner's Guide, Second Edition. Pentaho Data Integration or PDI is an engine along with a suite of tools responsible for the processes of Extracting, Transforming, and Loading; also known as ETL processes.

In this article, you will:

  • Learn what Pentaho Data Integration is
  • Install the software and start working with the PDI graphical designer
  • Install MySQL, a database engine that you will use when you start working with databases
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by Eli Geske | October 2013 | Web Development

This article written by Eli Geske author of the book, Learning DHTMLX Suite UI. In this article, we will learn about the DHTMLX grid component covering the different initializations, events, methods, and settings. We will then add a grid to the application that will control the user data.

All changes done in this article will occur inside the app.js file.

In this article, we will start adding code to the callbacks object and use the storage object for the first time.

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Working with Different Types of Interactive Charts

by Silvina P. Hillar | October 2013 | Cookbooks e-Learning Open Source

This article written by Silvina P. Hillar, the author of the book Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook, covers creating and embedding different types of 2D and 3D charts.

In this article, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Inserting column charts
  • Embedding a line chart
  • Designing a graph out of a choice activity
  • Creating bar charts with hyperlinks
  • Working with area charts
  • Creating a poll and designing a surface chart
  • Drawing a donut interactive chart
  • Designing a map chart
  • Creating a gauge chart
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What is Drupal?

by Pankaj Sharma | October 2013 | Open Source

This article, written by Pankaj Sharma, the author of Instant Premium Drupal Themes discusses about the advantages of using the Drupal platform. Drupal is an open source content management platform. It is being used by millions of websites and this count is increasing with each day. Drupal can be used to create website of any category and domain.

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