OpenStack is an open source software for building public and private clouds, born from Rackspace and NASA. It is now a global success and is developed and supported by scores of people around the globe and backed by some of the leading players in the cloud space today
In this article by Kevin Jackson, author of OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, we will cover:
- Checking OpenStack Compute Services
- Understanding logging
- Troubleshooting OpenStack Compute Services
- Troubleshooting OpenStack Storage Service
- Troubleshooting OpenStack Authentication
The Final Cut Pro X Cookbook contains recipes that will take you from the importing process and basic mechanics of editing up through many of FCPX’s advanced tools needed by top-tier editors on a daily basis. Edit quickly and efficiently, fix image and sound problems with ease, and get your video out to your client or the world easily.
In this article by Jason Cox, we will see the following topics:
- Importing from a tapeless video camera
- Importing MTS, M2TS, and M2T files
- Appending, inserting, and overwriting clips to a storyline
- Working with (and without) the Magnetic Timeline
- Creating connected clips
Most artists have it easy—a painter grabs a brush, some paint and goes straight for the canvas. A writer grabs a pen and paper (or keyboard) and starts writing. A graphic artist grabs a tablet and starts drawing. If only it were that easy for video editors!
Well before an editor can start doing any actual work, we've got to spend a good amount of time getting organized and importing our media. The act of importing is simply the process of bringing our media inside FCPX and making the program aware of its existence. It's very similar to dragging a song file into iTunes—the song file already existed in some capacity, but by dropping it into iTunes, we're making iTunes aware that it exists. The same goes for FCPX in most cases.
Unlike the digital music world, however, which only has a small handful of file formats, the digital video world has dozens, and the process for importing these different media types can vary greatly. And, to top it all off, we have many options to consider as to how we want FCPX to process and handle that media as it is imported!
FCPX can import many kinds of media, but there are many factors that must be considered before doing so to determine the best workflow for a project, and where there's a will there's a way—even if FCPX can't immediately import certain file types or projects from other programs, this chapter will help explain workarounds to do the impossible!Read Importing videos and basic editing mechanics in full
Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look will ensure that you have a great overview of the numerous new features and changes found in the most recent version of the language. Through simple examples and succinct chapters, this book will quickly bring readers up to speed with need to know information about the newest version of PowerShell.
In this article by Adam Driscoll, author of Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look, we'll see:
- A selection of new cmdlets found in the core PowerShell modules
- A selection of new modules and cmdlets found in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
A site is a collection of web pages containing assets such as images or Flash.
In this article by Jennifer Farley, author of Learning Adobe Muse, we'll look at how to plan a new site and use Muse's excellent wireframing tools to put together a mock up of our website.
Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail
Yes, that may be an old cliché, but like many clichés, this one is certainly true when it comes to our websites. If you spend some time planning your website upfront, you'll prevent a lot of headaches later in the process.
In this article, we'll also take a look at some of the basics of web page layout that are useful to know while planning our sites.
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In this article by Greg Ramsey, co-author of Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Administration Cookbook, we'll cover:
- Creating applications and deployment types
- Managing Software Center and Application Catalogue
- Preparing for software updates
- Creating and monitoring software updates
- Leveraging Automatic Deployment Rules (ADRs)
- Reducing collection dependencies with conditional rules and global conditions
- Deploying custom updates
- Converting classic packages to applications
- Creating and deploying Virtual Applications (App-V)
- Superseding applications
- Monitoring content and deployment status
Any attempt at mastering a technology, any technology, requires a good understanding of its foundations. This understanding makes it possible to grasp the more complex aspects of that technology; Windows Presentation Foundation ( WPF) is no different. In this article, we'll take a broader look at WPF's application model, including the use of windows within an application.
In this article by Pavel Yosifovich, author of Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook, we will cover:
- Creating a window
- Creating a dialog box
- Using the common dialog boxes
- Creating ownership between windows
- Creating a custom shaped window
- Creating a single instance application
- Handling an unhandled exception
In this article by Chelis Camargo and Helmar Martens, the authors of IBM WebSphere Portal 8: Web Experience Factory and the Cloud we will introduce Web Experience Factory (WEF) as a rapid application development tool. We will focus on WEF's capability to build portal applications to run on IBM WebSphere Portal.Read Introduction to Web Experience Factory in full
In this article, the author of XNA 4 3D Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide, Kurt Jaegers will cover all that is necessary to get battle tanks into the game and placed in the game world. This can be accomplished by performing the following:
- Adding models to our game's content project and loading them into the game
- Drawing the tank model to the screen
- Animating the various components of the tank model
- Matching the elevation of the tank to its position on the generated terrain
- Adding a second tank and positioning both tanks appropriately on the map
Sculpting software has changed the face of the 3D industry. Whether you are creating a character for the next Avatar movie or adding details to a post apocalyptic city in The Last of Us, 3D sculpting has become an essential tool for creating a level of realism in digital art that was much harder to achieve in the past. A couple of things that make Mudbox a better choice than other sculpting software is its ease of use, its industry-leading 3D painting tools, and its solid integration with other Autodesk products, which includes industry-standard software for 3D modeling and animation. Mudbox is also the first software to integrate vector displacement map extraction. This technology takes texture mapping one more step forward, similar to the introduction of normal maps which sparked the era of "Next-Gen" games. All in all, Mudbox is a powerful art creation tool that is only going to get better and more integrated with the industry's leading software.
In this article by Jeremy Roland, author of Mudbox 2013 Cookbook we will cover:
- Installing Mudbox 2013 documentation
- Setting up hotkeys
- Increasing the resolution on your model
- Bookmarking the camera view
- Downloading and enabling stamps, stencils, and base meshes from the Internet
- Adding and adjusting your image planes
- Sculpting on different subdivision levels effectively
- Recording a movie while you work in Mudbox
- Setting up colors and other preferences
- Setting up your Wacom tablet
- Working in expert mode
If you want to show your art to the world, you may need to export your work in an appropriate format. Processing can be used to create images, movies, or interactive applications. In this article, we'll explore the different ways you can export your work for print, web, or projection.
In this article by Jan Vantomme, author of Processing 2: Creative Programming Cookbook, we will cover:
- Saving images
- Exporting applications
- Saving PDF files
- Calculating PDF sizes
- Saving text files
- Exporting 3D files
- Saving binary files
Developers typically create composite applications or simply composites that are packaged into single, deployable JAR files. These applications can contain any number of service components that include BPEL or BPMN processes, Mediator services, human tasks and workflows, and business rules. Composites include logic and code that form the foundation of SOA-based integrations. Though the design and development of composites are not the ultimate responsibility of the Oracle SOA Suite 11g administrator, the deployment, monitoring, and management of them are.
In this article, the authors Ahmed Aboulnaga and Arun Pareek of the book Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator's Handbook will discuss the concepts that enable you to manage these composites, and cover the following areas in more detail:
- Managing composite lifecycles
- Structuring composite deployments with partitions
- Setting up ant for automated composite build management
- Promoting code, using configuration plans
- Understanding and configuring composite audit levels
Sencha Ext GWT takes GWT to the next level, giving you high-performance widgets, feature-rich templates and layouts, advanced charting, data loaders and stores, accessibility, and much more.
In this article by Odili Charles Opute , Oded Nissan, authors of the book ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
- Organizing navigation with AccordionLayout
- Snapping components even when resized
- UI cardinality with BorderLayout
- Building a basic wizard with CardLayout
- RowLayout vertical and horizontal aligning
- Building grids with ColumnLayout
- Building DashBoards
Ephesoft has two user interfaces. One is intended for use by operators to review and validate Ephesoft's classification, separation, and extraction. The other is intended for use by system administrators in the configuration of Ephesoft. Not all aspects of Ephesoft can be configured through the administrative interface, however. For some of the configuration, administrators will need to use a text editor to modify files in Ephesoft's installation directory.
Before we begin, it is helpful to understand some commonly-used terms. A batch or a batch instance is a set of document images that are processed together. A batch class is a set of rules for processing a batch.
This article by Pat Myers, Ike Lavas, Michael Muller, and Clifford Laurin, authors of Intelligent Document Capture with Ephesoft, will provide you with a brief introduction to Ephesoft's user interfaces:
- The administrative user interface
- The operator user interface
In this first article, we are going to hit the ground running. We are going to go from zero to a deployed website by the end of this article. This means that we are going to see an in-depth review of every setting.Read Getting Started with RapidWeaver in full
Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 (FIM 2010 R2) is not one product, but a family of products working together to mitigate the challenges regarding Identity Management.
Microsoft's Forefront Identity Manager simplifies enterprise Identity Management for end users by automating admin tasks and integrating the infrastructure of an enterprise with strong authentication systems.
In this article by Kent Nordström, author of Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Handbook, we will get an overview of FIM 2010 R2.
In this article, we will cover:
- The history of FIM 2010 R2
- FIM Synchronization Service (FIM Sync)
- FIM Service
- FIM Portal
- FIM Reporting
- FIM Certificate Management (FIM CM)
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