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.Read Kendo UI Mobile – Exploring Mobile Widgets in full
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
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!Read Managing and Displaying Information in full
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:
- SMS spoofing
- Social engineering
- Cloud computing
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.Read Managing Microsoft Cloud in full
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.Read Selecting by attributes (Should know) in full
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.Read Building Android (Must know) in full
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.Read Creating different font files and using web fonts in full
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.Read Introducing an Android platform in full
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.Read Linking OpenCV to an iOS project in full
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
This article creatde by Mark Stagi the author of Learning Pixelmator, discusses how to create a vintage on your images. Creating a Vintage look has been popular for a while now and even in this digital age we crave the vintage look that we used to get in film. There are tons of different types of vintage looks you can go for and no matter what program you use to edit there are some easy ways to get a vintage look. When using Pixelmator to edit your photos there are a few options you have and a lot of creative control that you get with the application. I want to take a look at how to create a vintage style with Pixelmator without using the quick and easy presets that the Pixelmator application includes.Read Creating a vintage look in Pixelmator in full
The article, Master Virtual Desktop Image Creation, is based on VMware Horizon View 5.2 that helps to implement and manage different components in View. This article by Jason Ventresco, author of the book Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2, explains the techniques that should be used when creating a master Virtual Desktop image.
This article will focus on a number of different topics related to the planning and creation of a Virtual Desktop master image.
In this article, we will learn:
- Why it is important to optimize a Virtual Desktop master image
- What kinds of results we will see if we optimize the Windows OS
- How to optimize the virtual machine hardware
- How to optimize the underlying Windows file system
- How to optimize the Windows OS
- Why you should customize the default Windows user local profile
Welcome to the world of virtualization. In this article, by Vicente Rodriguez Eguibar, the author of Instant Hyper-V Server Virtualization Starter, we will explain in simple terms what virtualization is, where it comes from, and why this technology is amazing. So let's start.Read So, what is Microsoft © Hyper-V server 2008 R2? in full