SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius) is a desktop dashboard and visualization solution that is a core part of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0. Once a user creates a dashboard model, it can be deployed in Flash format to Web portals, SAP environments, the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, and desktop applications such as PowerPoint, Word, or PDF.
In this article by David Lai, author of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook, we will cover the following:
- Changing the look of a chart
- Adding a background to your dashboard
- Using color schemes
- Sharing a color scheme
- Working with themes
In this article by Mark Walker, author of SAP HANA Starter, you will learn how to perform the most important tasks in SAP HANA.Read SAP HANA integration with Microsoft Excel in full
SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM) enables information integrity across the business network, in a heterogeneous IT landscape. SAP MDM enables the sharing of harmonized master data, formerly trapped in multiple systems, and ensures cross system data consistency.
In this article by Uday Rao, author of SAP NetWeaver MDM 7-1 Administrators Guide, we cover:
- Mount and unmount an MDM server
- Start and stop an MDM server
If you are a newbie to MDM and want to start from the basics, this is the right article for you. Even if you have hands on experience with an MDM system, you can refresh your basics by reading this article and understand the high-level aspects of MDM and the key capabilities supported by an MDM repository.
In this article by Uday Rao, author of SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 Administrator's Guide, you will learn the following topics:
- MDM IT Scenarios
- MDM Business Scenarios
- MDM Server know how
- MDM repository structure
- Key capabilities supported by an MDM repository
Spring Python offers a clean cut way to take simple applications and split them out between multiple machines using remoting techniques that can be seamlessly injected without causing code rewrite headaches. Spring Python makes it easy to utilize existing technologies, while also being prepared to support ones not yet designed.
In this article by Greg Lee Turnquist, author of Spring Python 1.1, we will learn how:
- Pyro provides a nice Python-to-Python remoting capability to easily create client-server applications
- Spring Python seamlessly integrates with Python so that your application doesn't have to learn the API
- You can convert a simple application into a distributed one, all on the same machine
- It takes little effort to rewire an application by splitting it up into parts, plugging in a round-robin queue manager, and running multiple copies of the server with no impact to our business logic
The standard setup of the Scalix server may be satisfactory for most installations, but if you are running Scalix on an internet site or if your local server is available from the Internet, extended security measures have to be taken. In this article by Markus Feilner, we will deal with several recommendations that make your Scalix server safe—like minimizing the number of services running and listening. We will set up a firewall which allows the Scalix users to connect to. After that, we will set up Stunnel to provide SSL-encrypted Scalix services. Then, we will use OpenVPN to protect the server. Last but not least, we will have a look at the services running and discuss advanced possibilities of securing the server.Read Scalix and Security in full
XDK 11g provides the Simple API for XML (SAX) and the Document Object Model (DOM) API for parsing an XML document. XDK 11g is included with JDeveloper 11g. XDK 11g parsers DOMParser and SAXParser may be configured for schema validation. In the previous article we discussed validating an XML document with an XML schema using XSDValidator. In this article by Deepak Vohra, we will discuss the procedure to validate an XML document with the SAXParser and the DOMParser.Read Schema Validation using SAX and DOM Parser with Oracle JDeveloper - XDK 11g in full
An XML schema document defines the structure, content, and semantics for XML documents. We know the procedure to create an XML schema in JDeveloper and an XML document instance that conforms to the schema. But if you receive XML documents from another party, the validity of the documents has to be ascertained before the documents may be read and processed. This article by Deepak Vohra is about—validating an XML document with an XML schema. An instance document may be processed against a schema to verify whether the XML document conforms to the rules specified in the schema, a process called schema validation.Read Schema Validation with Oracle JDeveloper - XDK 11g in full
In this article by Francisco J. Blanco-Silva, the author of Learning SciPy for Numerical and Scientific Computing, we will cover the routines in the scipy.spatial module that deal with the construction of triangulations of points in spaces of any dimension, and the corresponding convex hulls. The procedure is simple; given a set of m points in the n-dimensional space (which we represent as an m x n NumPy array), we create the scipy.spatial class Delaunay , containing the triangulation formed by those points.Read SciPy for Computational Geometry in full
This article by Matjaz B. Juric, author of the book WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, addresses the problems identified in the previous article, Fault Handling and Signaling in Advanced BPEL, where we discussed the various aspects of fault handling and signaling in BPEL.
In this article, we will cover:
- Isolated scopes
Layouts can be visualized in our minds, but doing it with Scribus will be a manual job, and it's time to practice. This article will lead you through several design steps and will show some of the Scribus workflow basics in action. As an example, we'll design one of the simplest documents in terms of functionality: a business card. In this article by Cedric Gemy, author of Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide, we shall:
- Create a document
- Create and transform frames
- Import text and images
- Format text and images with simple options
- Save the document
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If you were asked for the subject of a previously published document without images, which you've read, would you have an answer? I'm not sure you would. Most of the documents now-a-days contain pictures, and computer assisted layout has really made photo placement and handling easy. So you will certainly need to import pictures, either one per day or may be several each day.
In this article by Cedric Gemy, author of Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide, we'll provide you with the information that will help you secure the formatting and printing of your photos. We will see how to import photos, keep them where we place them, and make sure that they are always where they have been placed, especially in relation to your layout and your original photos.Read Scribus: Importing Images in full
In the previous article, Working with Colors in Scribus, we have used only default, primary colors. It's incredible how many things you can do with one single color or a small set of them. Even though black is still the most important color, you will certainly need custom colors very soon.
In this article by Cedric Gemy, author of Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide, we will cover the following:
- Use some transparency options
- Set the color management render engine
Scribus is a relatively new software that is becoming famous thanks to the nice features it provides and the good printed results that it creates. As a layout program, it helps in creating business cards, brochures, newsletters, magazines, catalogs, and many other documents that need to be exported in high-level PDF, be it for high resolution printing or web interactive purposes. Scribus is free and is an open source application that provides all the features that one might need to create appealing designs productively. In the previous article, Scribus: Creating a Layout, we were introduced to some of the Scribus workflow basics in action.
In this article by Cedric Gemy, author of Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide, we will cover:
- Transforming the objects we've inserted with resize, scale, and rotate actions
- Changing the aspect of the object and of the content
In this article by Jose Argudo, we will explore scripty2 library. We will discuss the core aspects of scripty2 right from how to get started to Scripty2 UI and Scripty2 FX. We will learn about some of the interesting UI controls like accordion, tabs and autocompleter. We will also cover various effects like the fading effect, appear effect, morphing effect and finally complex morphing from Scripty2 FX.Read Scripty2 in Action in full
With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, users have demanded more interactive web applications. Typically, AJAX technologies are used to provide a high level of interactivity within web applications. In this article by David Salter, we will discuss how AJAX can be used with Seam applications using both Seam Remoting and AJAX4JSF. In particular, we'll pay attention to:
- Seam Remoting
- Configuring applications to use Seam Remoting
- Developing Seam Remoting clients and servers
- Debugging Seam Remoting applications
In this article by Ian Hlavats, we will look at an example of how to use Seam conversations effectively with Ajax.
We will discuss about:
- Temporary conversations
- Starting a long-running conversation
- Concurrent conversations
Seam can act as JSF backing beans and as the glue between our server-tier Session Beans and our web-tier JSF pages. Unfortunately, though, users could easily break our sample application by entering invalid data (for example, entering blank values or non-numeric values into the edit boxes). Seam provides validation tools to help us to make our application more robust and provide feedback to our users. In this article by David Salter, let's look at these tools.Read Seam Data Validation in full
Search-engine optimization, or SEO, refers to the process of preparing your website to be spidered, indexed, and ranked by the major search engines so that when Internet users search for your keywords, your website will appear on their results page. Proper search engine optimization is a crucial step to ensure success and should be undertaken with care and diligence.
This article by Brandon Dawson and Tom Canavan, takes a look at Search Engine Optimization and how it can be used in Joomla! to build a successful website.Read Search Engine Optimization in Joomla! in full