This article by Leslie Vail, author of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications, will present a series of questions developers should ask themselves, and answer, before beginning development. You will learn about the various tools available for customizing Dynamics GP along with the skills required to use them. You will learn what you should have in your development-tool arsenal and where to get it.
The key topics in this article include:
Defining the project
Overview of available tools
This article by A.P. Rajshekhar, author of .Net Framework 4.5 Expert Programming Cookbook , will cover recipes related to core concepts in .NET, which will include the following:
Metadata-driven programming: The first six recipes will cover how to use attributes as metadata for specific purposes such as validation and localization.
Reflection: The Processing custom attributes via reflection recipe will tell you how to use reflection to create metadata processors such as applications or libraries that can understand custom attributes and provide the output based on them.
Asynchronous file I/O: This is a new feature for file input/output introduced in .NET 4.5. The Using asynchronous file I/O for directory-to-directory copy recipe will cover this feature.
Dynamic programming: .NET 4.0 introduced the concept of dynamic programming, in which blocks of code marked as dynamic will be executed directly, bypassing the compilation phase. We will look at this in the last recipe, Accessing JSON using dynamic programming.
Read Core .NET Recipes in full
In this article by Arturo Fernandez Montoro, author of Linux Mint System Administrator's Beginner's Guide you're going to learn one of the most important and basic tasks done by system administrators. These tasks are related to software, specifically how to install, remove, and keep your operating system up-to-date.
In this article we will cover:
Removing installed software
Computer forensics involves using various means to analyze, report, and recover information from computers or digital storage media, generally for legal purposes. The outcome in general is to provide the information gathered in such a way that it is useful for the person requesting the information. This includes the recovery of passwords, analyzing computer break-ins or attempts, recovering data from a hard drive after it's been "erased", and so on. In the article by Willie Pritchett and David De Smet authors of BackTrack 5 Cookbook we will examine how BackTrack can be utilized for forensic purposes.
In this article, we will cover:
Intrusion detection and log analysis
Recursive directory encryption/decryption
Scanning for signs of rootkits
Recovering data from a problematic source
Retrieving a Windows password
Resetting a Windows password
Looking at the Windows registry entries
This article by Shubhangi Harsha and Sumit Kataria the authors of Teaching with iPad How-to , will take you through the Planbook application, using which you can carry out your regular lesson planning on your iPad.
iPad is a device that fascinates not only gadget-loving people but also teachers and professionals alike, for its varied applications coupled with great screen and looks.
Planning lessons is one of the main tasks a teacher has to perform almost every single day. There are many apps available for this purpose for the iPad. Let us choose the Planbook app here because it makes it very easy to create, modify, and share plans. Its user interface is pretty illustrative and it is definitely a good app to start with even if you are not comfortable and proficient with iPad apps.Read Planning your lessons using iPad in full
In this article by Andy Kirk the author of Data Visualization: a successful design process , we look at the broad variety of options for building our solution and the remaining important tasks to undertake before launching.
We will run through a selection of the most common and useful software applications and programming environments to help you select the most appropriate tool to match your design requirements and technical capabilities.
We will look at some of the key considerations around testing, finishing, and launching a design solution as well as the important matter of evaluating the success of your project post-launch.
Finally, we wrap things up with a discussion about the best ways for you to continue to learn, develop, and refine your data visualization design skills as you seek to master this fascinating and rewarding discipline.Read Constructing and Evaluating Your Design Solution in full
Torque 3D is a complete game engine. It supports graphics, sound, user input, networking, and gameplay. Gameplay are the rules for your game that make it unique. These are the challenges the player must overcome.
In this article by David Wyand, the author of Torque 3D Game Development Cookbook we will be looking at various parts of Torque 3D that help you expand on the gameplay rules that are already available, and help you build your own.Read Miscellaneous Gameplay Features in full
In this article by Andrew K. Dennis, the author of Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino we are going to build our first project with the Raspberry Pi and Arduino shield — a thermometer.
You will need the following hardware items for this article:
The Raspberry Pi to Arduino shield
The breadboard and wires we used to test the LED
A 10k resistor
From a software standpoint, you will also be introduced to the Geany IDE and the Linux make command. Using these tools, we will write an application that converts the resistance returned from the circuit into three types of temperature, namely Celsius, Kelvin, and Fahrenheit.Read Our First Project – A Basic Thermometer in full
As web developers, we are always looking for new and better tools to help us develop quality websites. Yii caught our eye as a great framework. It is known for performance. In addition to its speed, Yii provides great tools and features to help you get your job done quickly.
In this article by Lauren J. O'Meara and James R. Hamilton III, authors of Yii Rapid Application Development Hotshot, we will add a user table to the application database, and then generate the Yii scaffolding and customize it. We will extend the user management interface to utilize our user table fields.
Read Yii: Adding Users and User Management to Your Site in full
In this article by Abhijit Jana, the author of Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide , introduces us to the Kinect for Windows SDK. It is a toolkit for developing applications for Kinect devices. Developing applications using Kinect SDK is fairly easy and straightforward. The SDK provides an interface to interact with Kinect via system drivers. The SDK includes drivers for the Kinect sensor, which interact with the device, and the OS and APIs interact with the device through program. Overall, the SDK provides an opportunity to the developers to build an application using either managed code (C# and VB.NET) or unmanaged code (C++) using Visual Studio 2010 or higher versions, running on Windows 7 or Windows 8. This article will explain the following aspects of Kinect SDK:
Understanding the system requirements
The evolutionary journey of Kinect for Windows SDK
Installing and verifying the installed components
Troubleshooting tips and tricks
Exploring the installed components of SDK
A quick lap around different features of Kinect for Windows SDK
The Coding4fun toolkit
Let's look at them one by one.Read Getting started with Kinect for Windows SDK Programming in full
In this article by Kerri Shotts, the author of Instant PhoneGap Social App Development, we will look into the installation and configuration of the ChildBrowser plugin.
Most PhoneGap plugins aren't terribly hard to install or configure, but they will undoubtedly play a vital role in your app, especially if you need to use a feature that PhoneGap doesn't provide on its own.
In our case, we will look at a plugin called ChildBrowser.Read Configuring the ChildBrowser plugin in full
This article, by Anthony Dahanne author of Instant Spring for Android Starter provides a brief overview of how Spring for Android has an extension of the Spring Framework that helps to simplify the development of native Android applications.
Its current Version 1.0.0.RELEASE features a REST client, RestTemplate and OAuth, an authorization protocol (Spring Social) to help you build your apps.
In this article, we will go through the main aspects of Spring for Android: RestTemplate, Auth, and what Spring for Android is not.Read So, what is Spring for Android? in full
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 already provides a number of services out-of-the-box. These services together with additional services that can be developed can be divided into three types. Each of the service types has its own characteristics and a different approach to create them.
This article by Klaas Deforche and Kenny Saelen authors of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services discusses about these services in detail.Read Types of services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in full