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Program structure, execution flow, and runtime objects

by Milos Ljumovic | July 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

This article by Milos Ljumovic, the author of C++ Multithreading Cookbook, talks about how a programming paradigm is a fundamental style of computer programming. There are four main paradigms: imperative, declarative, functional (or structural), and object-oriented. The C++ language is certainly the most popular object-oriented language today. It is a very powerful, flexible, and comfortable programming language. Programmers adopted it very gladly and quickly, just like its predecessor, C. The key to such success lies in the fact that it was made by a single programmer, adjusting it to his needs.

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Making a Better FAQ Page

by Natalie MacLees | July 2014 | Beginner's Guides Open Source Web Development

In this article by Natalie MacLees, the author of jQuery for Designers Beginner's Guide Second Edition, you'll learn how to traverse an HTML document with jQuery, how to show and hide elements, how to use simple jQuery animations, and how to easily toggle a class name for an element

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The Importance of Securing Web Services

by Andrés Salazar C. René Enríquez | July 2014 | Open Source Web Development

Securities on web services are very important because web services help us share information between distributed heterogeneous or homogeneous systems, allowing companies to achieve their business goals by sharing information, and it is precisely the information which must be protected from unwanted intruders.

In this article written by René Enríquez and Andrés Salazar, the author of RESTful Java Web Services Security, we will explore and implement each of the different security mechanisms and scenarios in which they can be used. You will be able to imagine more options to implement security in web services.

And as everything needs practice, you will go through a simple example of code, to learn the differences between authentication and authorization. Get ready for an interesting and useful topic.

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Indexes

by Basit A. Masood-Al-Farooq | July 2014 | Enterprise Articles

This article written by Basit A. Masood-Al-Farooq, author of the book SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials, provides all the information to help you understand indexes.

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Introspecting Maya, Python, and PyMEL

by Robert Galanakis | July 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Robert Galanakis, the author of Practical Maya Programming with Python, we will learn how to create your library, how to use an interpreter, create a function in your IDE, explore Maya and PyMEL, understand PyMEL data and math types.

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The .NET Framework Primer

by Dmitri Olechko | July 2014 | Enterprise Articles

This article created by Andre Dovgal, Gregor Noriskin, and Dmitri Olechko authors of Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, Second Edition, presents an overview of the latest .NET version, and an assessment of the most notable namespaces in .NET based on their maturity, productivity, performance, and availability

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Linking Dynamic Content from External Websites

by Sandeep Kumar Patel | July 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sandeep Kumar Patel, author of the book Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery, we will learn how to integrate the YouTube API to embed a recommended video into a web application.

We will explore and learn to use the video-search feature for our web application. Users of the web application can get an instant review and key features of the product. This will help users in making a quick buying decision and increase the number of leads.

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Tuning Solr JVM and Container

by Hrishikesh Vijay Karambelkar | July 2014 | Open Source

In this article, written by Hrishikesh Vijay Karambelkar, the author of the book Scaling Apache Solr, we will learn about Apache Solr which runs on the underlying JVM in the J2EE container. While scaling Solr for processing more requests and indexing data, it becomes important that the underlying JVM is capable of scaling and is optimized well. Choosing the right JVM is an important factor. There are many JVMs available in the market today that can be considered such as Oracle Java HotSpot, BEA JRockit, and Open JDK (the list is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Java_virtual_machines).

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Wireless and Mobile Hacks

by Cameron Buchanan | July 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Cameron Buchanan, the author of Kali Linux CTF Blueprints, we will specifically focus on the following topics:

  • Prerequisites for this article
  • Network setup
  • In-depth setup of a WEP network and dummy traffic
  • In-depth setup of a WPA-2 network for handshake capture
  • In-depth setup of vulnerable phones and devices
  • In-depth setup of a secondary vulnerable phone scenario
  • Exploit guide
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Customizing skin with GUISkin

by Jate Wittayabundit | July 2014 | Games

This article is written by Jate Witayabundit, the author of Unity 4 Game Development Hotshot. Those who are familiar with HTML will probably have a good understanding of using a repetitive image for a background to reduce memory usage. Unity uses the same idea to create a graphic for the user interface, which will save a lot of memory and size for our game. In this article, we will take a look at the GUISkin feature, which is the main key to creating a custom skin in Unity.

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Hardware configuration

by Marco Schwartz | July 2014 | Open Source

This article by Marco Schwartz, the author of the book Arduino Home Automation Projects, explores the hardware configuration required to build wireless XBee motion detectors.

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Sharding in Action

by Afshin Mehrabani | July 2014 | Open Source

In this article, Afshin Mehrabani, the author of the book MongoDB High Availability, has discussed about how you can implement sharding. We will connect different machines together and enable the sharding feature on a database and see the results using screenshots and pictures.

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Configuration

by Aske Olsson Rasmus Voss | July 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article by Aske Olsson and Rasmus voss authors of Git Version Control Cookbook, we will cover configuration targets, querying the existing configuration, templates, a .git directory template, a few configuration examples, Git aliases, and the refspec exemplified.

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C10K – A Non-blocking Web Server in Go

by Nathan Kozyra | July 2014 | Open Source

This article by Nathan Kozyra, author of Mastering Concurrency in Go, tackles one of the Internet's most famous and esteemed challenges and attempt to solve it with core Go packages.

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Apache Karaf – Provisioning and Clusters

by Jean-Baptiste Onofré | July 2014 | Open Source

This article is written by Jean-Baptiste Onofré, the author of Learning Karaf Cellar. Open Software Gateway initiative (OSGi) has been "hidden" for a long time and reserved to middleware such as IDE or application servers. However, OSGi can be applied in a lot of different contexts and applications. An OSGi application needs an environment to run. Apache Karaf is a lightweight, powerful, and enterprise-ready OSGi container where you can deploy your applications. On a production system, especially a mission-critical platform, it makes sense to be able to manage a set of Apache Karaf containers and to spread the deployment (or provisioning) of applications to these different instances.

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