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Ninject Patterns and Anti-patterns

by Daniel Baharestani | September 2013 | Open Source

In this article, by Daniel Baharestani, the author of Mastering Ninject for Dependency Injection, we will learn how Ninject facilitates the implementation of Dependency Injection to solve common design problems of real-life applications in a simple and easy-to-understand format. It will teach you everything you need in order to implement Dependency Injection using Ninject in a real-life project.

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Connecting to MongoHq API with RestKit

by Taras Kalapun | September 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Taras Kalapun, the author of RestKit for iOS, discusses how to connect to MonoHq API with RestKit. While performing a request operation, the object manager will use the base URL and the provided request path, to construct the NSURL object with [NSURL URLWithString:relativeToURL:]. The way this method evaluates the relativity of the URL can sometimes be confusing and surprising, and one can experience a lot of errors regarding this. For example, a small part of the AFNetworking documentation is provided, so one can better understand how the base URL and different paths interact.

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Getting Started with OMNeT++

by Thomas Chamberlain | September 2013 | Networking & Telephony

This article created by Thomas Chamberlain, the author of book Learning OMNeT++, introduces you with Omnet++. This book is intended for a whole range of people, from network engineers who want to create reliable networks to budding simulation enthusiasts. I know I would have benefited from a book like this when I was in my final year of University. That's when I realized I needed to simulate networks to solve the problems I had. This book would have been useful for me, because once I realized I wanted to simulate a network, I also realized that I had no idea how to do it. Once I discovered OMNeT++, I also found the learning curve for using it to be steep to start with, and I really wanted the network simulations that I would soon create to be up and running as quickly as possible. I wish for this book to be useful, interesting and also fun.

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Hadoop and HDInsight in a Heartbeat

by Rajesh Nadipalli | September 2013 | Open Source

Apache Hadoop is the trademark of Apache Software Foundation (http:// hadoop.apache.org/). HDInsight is Microsoft's Apache Hadoop-based solution for Windows server and Windows Azure. This article, created by Rajesh Nadipalli author of the book, HDInsight Essentials, will provide an overview of Apache Hadoop and Microsoft Big Data strategy where Microsoft HDInsight plays an important role.

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Plugins and Extensions

by Abdullah Al Mohammad | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Abdullah Al Mohammad, the author of the book Ext JS 4 Plugin and Extension Development, introduces and defines the Ext JS plugins and extensions, the differences between them, and finally shows how to develop a plugin and an extension.

In this article we will cover:

  • What a plugin is
  • What an extension is
  • Differences between an extension and a plugin, and choosing the best option
  • Building an Ext JS plugin
  • Building an Ext JS extension
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Testing a Camel application

by Evgeniy Sharapov | September 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Evgeniy Sharapov, author of the book Instant Apache Camel Messaging System, we will learn about testing a Camel application. Of course, it is very easy to start your application and see how it works while it is small. Once the application starts growing, it will become impossible to check that it works correctly. Furthermore, Camel is both concurrent, which makes it even more complex, and an integration framework, so one would expect inputs and outputs to come and go from and to other systems, which might make things very tedious for the person doing quality assurance. Well, a long time ago, software developers came up with an idea to automate testing. Since then, plenty of good frameworks and libraries facilitating automatic testing have emerged. One of the approaches is unit testing—testing an application's functionality piece by piece or unit by unit. In the Java world, there are two options for unit testing: JUnit and TestNG. Even though Apache Camel supports both, here we will use only JUnit.

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Training, Tools, and Next Steps

by Victoria Yudin | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is a sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning system used throughout the world. Implementing Dynamics GP for an organization can be a daunting task, requiring thorough planning and understanding of the available features and options. This article provides guidance for the planning, installation, and setup of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 with examples, advice, step-by-step guides, illustrations, and links to useful resources.

Most likely, you have already started training users. For many companies training is an ongoing process. In this article by Victoria Yudin, the author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Implementation, you will go over some ideas for planning your initial, as well as ongoing, training. We will also discuss tools available from Microsoft for your Dynamics GP system. Finally, some troubleshooting tips and additional resources will be listed to help you maintain and get the most out of Dynamics GP.

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Installing MAME4All (Intermediate)

by Shea Silverman | September 2013 | Games Open Source

This article by Shea Silverman, author of Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming, will describe how to install MAME4All through the Raspberry Pi Store. It will also explain how to run it from both the GUI and the CLI, and how to add games.

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Make phone calls, send SMS from your website using Twilio

by Roger Stringer | September 2013 | Cookbooks Networking & Telephony

Phones are everywhere! From calling to texting, you use phones for your business and for personal use. Twilio provides an API that lets you combine phone calls and SMS messages with your websites. In this article by Roger Stringer, the author of Twilio Cookbook we will cover two recipes which will help us to learn how to send message and make phone from your website with the help of Twilio.

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Penetration Testing and Setup

by Aamir Lakhani Joseph Muniz | September 2013 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Joseph Muniz and Aamir Lakhani, the authors of the book Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux, web Penetration Testing is described in brief. Many organizations offer security services and use terms such as security audit, network or risk assessment, and Penetration Test with overlapping meanings. By definition, an audit is a measurable technical assessment of a system(s) or application(s). Security assessments are evaluations of risk, meaning services used to identify vulnerabilities in systems, applications, and processes.

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Managing content (Must know)

by Jason T. Bedell | September 2013 | Open Source

In this article written by Jason T. Bedell, the author of the book Instant Edublogs, provides details about managing different types of content.

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Increasing sales with Brainshark slideshows/documents

by Daniel Li | September 2013 | e-Commerce

In this article by Daniel Li, author of the book Instant Brainshark, we'll be looking at how to take full advantage of Brainshark's narrated slideshow functionality by following best practices in the presentation design. This will be covered using a list of tips, followed by why these best practices are followed in industry. Lastly, we will look into ways to aesthetically improve existing and future presentations.

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Developing Your Mobile Learning Strategy

by Mark Aberdour | September 2013 | Open Source

This article written by Mark Aberdour, the author of Moodle for Mobile Learning, aims to provide you with a vision of how Moodle for mobile learning can be put to use in your own organization. It will give you an understanding of the foundations of mobile learning, some insights into how important mobile learning is becoming, and how it is gaining momentum in different sectors. At the end of this article, you should have an understanding of the key concepts of mobile learning so that you can apply these concepts in order to enhance your own Moodle courses. We want to set you off on a mobile learning path that will allow you to better meet the needs and expectations of your learners who, as we will see, already use mobile devices as the backbone of their daily online interactions, and expect mobile compatibility to be the norm.

In this article, we will look at the following:

  • Background to mobile learning
  • Background to mobile devices
  • The 4 Cs of mobile learning
  • Your mobile learning strategy
  • Understanding your learners and how they use their devices
  • Mobile usage in industry
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RESTful Services JAX-RS 2.0

by Peter A. Pilgrim | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Java

In this article by Peter A. Pilgrim, author of the book Java EE 7 Developer Handbook, we will cover the Java API for RESTful services otherwise abbreviated to JAX-RS. It was the year, 2000, when Roy Fielding published his PhD thesis entitled Representational State Transfer: an Architecture Style. Since its publication over the past decade there has been a rapid growth of interest, applications, and implementations of REST style interfaces and application.

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Connecting to a web service (Should know)

by Geoff Chiang | September 2013 | Open Source

This article by Geoff Chiang the author of Instant Spring Tool Suite is aiming to get you up and running developing with various Spring technologies, providing you with enough to give you a head start in Spring development.

The term web service is a nebulous one, encompassing a range of both technologies and approaches. At its heart, a web service is simply a software service which is accessible over a network, designed for machine-to-machine interaction. Early web services were based on the W3C WS-* set of standards, with interfaces described using WSDL and interaction using SOAP messages. This approach seems to have fallen out of favor somewhat, with lightweight RESTful approaches now prevalent.

In this recipe, we're going to retrieve weather data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. This service exposes Australian weather data in JSON format. As we're about to see, STS and Spring Integration allow us to interact with web services with very little effort.

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