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Maximizing everyday debugging

by Jeff Martin | March 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

Given the frequency of debugging, any refinement to the tools used can pay immediate dividends. In this article by Jeff Martin, the author of the book Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook, he explains the popular Edit and Continue feature that now supports working with 64-bit code. Added to that is the new ability to see the return value of functions in your debugger. These two features combine to make debugging code easier, allowing you to solve problems faster.

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Getting Started with Bootstrap

by Christoffer Niska | March 2014 | Open Source Web Development

Twitter Bootstrap is an excellent CSS framework that provides many carefully crafted user interface elements, layouts, and jQuery plugins. Bootstrap is open source and is also one of the most popular projects of all time on GitHub. We will explore Bootstrap in this article by Christoffer Niska, author of Extending Bootstrap.

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Using SHOW EXPLAIN with running queries

by Daniel Bartholomew | March 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article by Daniel Bartholomew, the author of the book MariaDB Cookbook, has discussed about the SHOW EXPLAIN feature of MariaDB. The SHOW EXPLAIN feature was introduced in MariaDB 10.0. It enables us to get an EXPLAIN (that is, a description of the query plan) of the query running in a given thread.

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Parallax scrolling

by Dave Calabrese | March 2014 | Games Open Source

In this article by Dave Calabrese, author of the book Unity 2D Game Development, we're going to explain parallax scrolling, which is an effect where objects further in the distance move slower than objects closer to the camera. From what I understand, many of you may now need to take a moment to stop hyperventilating. Go for it, I'll wait.

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Self-service reporting

by Bill Anton James Serra | March 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by James Serra and Bill Anton, authors of Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, we will look into what self-service reporting is and talks about how Power View solves self-service reporting needs, covering its main features and functionalities.

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Diving Straight into Photographic Rendering

by Brian Bradley | March 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Brian Bradley, the author of Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp, discusses V-Ray in SketchUp as it guides us through with the use of many key areas in the render engine, all of which need to be utilized by an artist if they want to produce photographic renders using V-Ray.

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Snapshots

by Michael Roy | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article, by Michael Roy, author of Getting Started with VMware Fusion, discusses a very useful feature called "snapshots". We also learn about how to launch and restore a snapshot.

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MongoDB data modeling

by Bo Borland | February 2014 | Open Source

This article has been prepared by Bo Borland, the author of Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB.

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Form Handling

by Leon Revill | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article written by Leon Revill, the author of the book jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook, we will look at how to create robust and attractive web forms with animation, validation, and user feedback. We will cover:

  • Implementing basic form validation
  • Adding number validation
  • Adding credit card number validation
  • Adding date validation
  • Adding e-mail address validation
  • Implementing live form validation
  • Adding a password strength indicator
  • Adding anti-spam measures
  • Implementing input character restrictions
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Understanding Process Variation with Control Charts

by Isaac Newton | February 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

This article, by Isaac Newton, author of Minitab Cookbook, will help you understand the different process variations that can be done in control charts using Minitab. Control charts are very simple graphical tools which show us if measurements/results are stable over time. They look at the mean and variation of the data and check to see whether the observed data shows any patterns that would not be expected to occur if the data was purely random. This special cause variation is indicated by tests that look for these patterns. They are based on there being a low probability of these patterns occurring randomly. Minitab provides a wide range of control charts for different scenarios. These include the standard control charts for monitoring a process over time such as Xbar-R or I-MR charts as well as multivariate control charts and charts to plot rare events. Now, we will look at using some of the more traditional charts, but also show the use of some of the newer charts in Minitab.

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Publishing the generated code diff to Review Board

by Sandeep Rawat | February 2014 | Open Source

This article, written by Sandeep Rawat, the author of Getting started with Review Board, highlights posting of code review requests by publishing a code review request through the web application of Review Board.

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Understanding the Python regex engine

by Félix López Víctor Romero | February 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Félix López and Víctor Romero, the author of Mastering Python Regular Expressions, we are going to learn about backtracking using Python. The Python’s Re module uses a backtracking regular expression engine. Although in the very well known book “Mastering regular expressions” by Jeffrey E.F. Friedl is classified as Nondeterministic finite automata (NFA) type, according to Tim Peters https://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/2006-January/044335.html is not NFA purely.

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Query Performance Tuning

by Alberto Ferrari Chris Webb Marco Russo | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Chris Webb, Alberto Ferrari, and Marco Russo, authors of Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models, we will learn about the steps that you'll need to go through in order to ensure your cube is as responsive as possible.

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XenMobile™ Solutions Bundle

by Akash Phoenix | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Akash Phoenix, the author of the book Citrix® XenMobile™ Mobile Device Management has discussed about the XenMobile Solution Bundle. Citrix XenMobile is one of the most sought-after MDM solutions in today's market due to its complete end-to-end security offering. Previously known as Zenprise, before the acquisition of the company by Citrix, it offered a Device Management and a Secure Mobile Gateway solution. Later, Citrix added its complete network and virtualized environment support to this solution by integrating the NetScaler Gateway, App Controller, and XenDesktop. This was launched as the XenMobile Solutions Bundle. In this article, we will introduce our readers to the XenMobile Solution and all of its components. The topics covered in this article are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Features
  • Deployment flowchart
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The BarItem class and the RadOutlookBar control

by Daniel R. Spalding | February 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Daniel Spalding, the author of Telerik WPF Controls Tutorial, we will learn about the RadOutlookBar control. First we will learn briefly about the BarItem class. Then we will learn how to use this RadOutlookBar control using GenericList, DataBinding, and database security. We will also discuss the usage of the RadOutlookBar with generic list binding with XML security.

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