In this article created by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso, author of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
Installing System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1
Installing management packs
Managing Discovery and Agents
Configuring the integration between Operations Manager 2012 and VMM 2012
Enabling reporting in VMM
Monitoring VMware vSphere infrastructure from the Operations Manager using management packs
This article by Ken Lim, author of Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to, explains the method of customizing your Windows desktop wallpaper with a live cityscape for different CPU processes. The article, will guide you through the ways to customize your Windows desktop wallpaper using Rainmeter.Read Building a bar graph cityscape in full
In this article by Unmesh Gundecha, author of Instant Selenium Testing Tools Starter, we will show you how to record a test using Selenium IDE. During the recording, we will add some additional commands to the test and run the recorded test.
A test is a basic building block in Selenium IDE. It contains commands for navigation, test steps, and checks for expected versus the actual state of the application. In this article we will show you how to create your first test and execute this test with Selenium IDE.Read Quick Start into Selenium Tests in full
In this article by Mark Polino, author of Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013, will walk you through the deployment of a dashboard. Once you deploy a dashboard, it's inevitable that someone will want more information. They won't believe a number and will want to know the detail that makes up a balance. A great way to manage this is to build a couple of dashboards. Usually, this looks like a primary dashboard with secondary dashboards that break out more information about sales, cash, or departments. We've done this on a very simple level with our Revenue and Net Income tabs. They provide additional detail to expand on the main dashboard numbers.
Another great way to deal with the need for detail, and to take your dashboard beyond what everyone else is doing, is to allow users to drill down into specific transactions or accounts in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. In this article, we will look at drill down options including:
Using drill downs present in GP 2013
The structure of a drill down
Building your own links with Drill Down Builder
Drill downs in complex environments
In this article by Shawn R. McLean, author of Instant .NET 4.5 Extension Methods How-to , we learn about the extension methods on IQueryable. IQueryable is used to operate mainly on databases. IQueryable<T>are an extension from IEnumerable<T>, hence, we can call all extensions and methods of IEnumerable<T>. A query using IQueryable can be built up on over time, before it hits the database. The query is executed once you execute an eager function such as ToList(), looping the data or attempting to use the values. IQueryable is used by providers such as LINQ to entities or LINQ to SQL.Read .NET 4.5 Extension Methods on IQueryable in full
In this article by Zahir Hussain Shah, the author of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform, we will dive deeper into Hyper-V storage, where we will discuss the various types of storage options available with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V for a virtual machine in detail.Read Insight into Hyper-V Storage in full
Thanks to the Android native application APIs, it is possible to write an Android application with pure native code since Android API level 9 (Android 2.3, Gingerbread). That is, not a single line of Java code is needed. The Android native APIs are defined in several header files under the <NDK root>/platforms/android-<API level>/arch-arm/usr/ include/android/ folder.
In this article by Feipeng Liu author of Android Native Development Kit Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:
Creating a native activity with the native_activity.h interface
Creating a native activity with the Android native app glue
Managing native windows at Android NDK
Detecting and handling input events at Android NDK
Accessing sensors at Android NDK
Managing assets at Android NDK
This article by Joseph Howse, author of OpenCV Computer Vision with Python introduces some of OpenCV's tracking functionality, along with the data files that define particular types of trackable objects. Specifically, we look at Haar cascade classifiers, which analyze contrast between adjacent image regions to determine whether or not a given image or subimage matches a known type. We consider how to combine multiple Haar cascade classifiers in a hierarchy, such that one classifier identifies a parent region (for our purposes, a face) and other classifiers identify child regions (eyes, nose, and mouth).
We also take a detour into the humble but important subject of rectangles. By drawing, copying, and resizing rectangular image regions, we can perform simple manipulations on image regions that we are tracking.
By the end of this article, we will integrate face tracking and rectangle manipulations into Cameo. Finally, we'll have some face-to-face interaction!
All the finished code for this article can be downloaded from my website: http://nummist.com/opencv/3923_04.zip.Read Tracking Faces with Haar Cascades in full
In this article by Alessio Di Lorenzo and Giovanni Allegri, the authors of the book Instant OpenLayers Starter, we will discuss some basic points about OpenLayers
NumPy has a number of modules that have been inherited from its predecessor, Numeric. Some of these packages have a SciPy counterpart, which may have fuller functionality. The numpy.dual package contains functions that are defined both in NumPy and SciPy. The packages discussed in this article are also part of the numpy.dual package.
In this article by Ivan Idris from the book NumPy Beginner’s Guide - Second Edition, we shall cover the following topics:
- The linalg package
- The fft package
- Random numbers
- Continuous and discrete distributions
In this article by Rachel McCollin,authors of WordPress Theme Development - Beginner's Guide we'll look at some added extras, some additional bells and whistles you can use to make your theme just that bit better.
You'll learn how to create and make use of additional template files to add extra flexibility and functionality to your theme, as well as how to use conditional tags to display different content in different parts of your site. You'll also learn how to make use of the Theme Customizer and optimize your site for SEO.
You can create perfectly good, workable WordPress themes without any of these extras, but you'll find that you can take your WordPress themes much further with these techniques.
So let's get going!Read Tips and Tricks in full
This article by Darren Cope, author of Appcelerator Titanium Application Development by Example Beginner's Guide will show how to integrate with the cloud and will concentrate on how to use some of the storage-based solutions. Specifically you will learn how to:
- Integrate with Appcelerator Cloud Services
- Interface to a REST-based cloud service
- Send and receive data from the cloud
In this article by Vinod Krishnan, author of Oracle ADF 11gR2 Development Beginner's Guide, we will take a look at validating and using the model data. Validating data is important as business depends on the data that gets stored in the database. So how do we validate the data? Validation is something that makes sure that valid data is getting stored in the database. Validation could be anything from comparing two fields in a table to multiple validations on a single field involving different columns from a different table.
In any other framework, we would end up writing a lot of code even for a small validation. But in ADF, we do little or no coding at all, and most of the validations are achieved declaratively.
In this article, we will learn the following topics:
- Declarative validation
- Groovy expressions
In this article by Alexandre Alves,Robin J. Smith and Lloyd Williams, authors of Getting Started with Oracle Event Processing 11g, you will be introduced to the basic concepts of Complex Event Processing ( CEP ), its impact today on businesses across all industries, and the key artifacts that together constitute an Event-Driven Solution Platform. Some of the topics we will cover are as follows:
What is event processing
Relating this to a business in computing terms
Use case: A solution for customer problems
Key elements of event stream processing
Event processing languages and extensibility
Holistic event-driven and service-orientated architectures
Predicting an event
In this article by John Torjo, author of Boost.Asio C++ Network Programming, we'll implement a small client/server application, which is probably the easiest client/server application you will ever write. This is the Echo application, a server that echoes back anything a client writes, and then closes the client's connection. The server can handle any number of clients. As each client connects, it sends a message. The server receives the full message and sends it back. After that, it closes the connection.
Therefore, each Echo client connects to the server, sends a message, and reads what the server replies, making sure it's the same message it sent and finishes talking to the server.Read Echo Server/Clients in full