SQL Server 2008 R2 improves the ability to manage multiple servers centrally with Utility Control Point (UCP). In order to manage multiple instances efficiently, there are certain settings available within the Utility Explorer tool. In this recipe by Satya Shyam K Jayanty, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook, we will focus on how to manage multiple instances using Utility Explorer by setting global policies for data-tier applications (DAC), and managed instances.Read SQL Server 2008 R2: Multiserver Management Using Utility Explorer in full
This article by Donabel Santos author of SQL Server 2012 with PowerShell V3 Cookbook, demonstrates scripts and snippets of code that accomplish some basic SQL Server tasks, using PowerShell. We will start with simple tasks, such as listing SQL Server instances and creating objects such as tables, indexes, stored procedures, and functions, to get you comfortable with working with SQL Server programmatically.
You will find that many of the recipes can be accomplished using PowerShell and SQL Management Objects ( SMO). SMO is a library that exposes SQL Server classes, which allows for programmatic manipulation and automation of many database tasks. For some recipes, we will also explore alternative ways of accomplishing the same tasks, using different native PowerShell cmdlets.
Even though we are exploring how to create some common database objects using PowerShell, I would like to note that PowerShell is not always the best tool for the task. There will be tasks that are best left accomplished using T-SQL. Even so, it is still good to know what is possible with PowerShell and how to do it, so that you know you have alternatives depending on your requirements or situation.Read SQL Server and PowerShell Basic Tasks in full
In this article by Kulbir Saini, author of Squid Proxy Server 3 Beginners Guide, we will have a look at how proxy servers and web caching works in general. We will proceed to download the correct Squid package for our operating system, based on the system requirements that we learned about in the Preface. We will learn how to compile and build additional Squid features. We will also learn the advantages of compiling Squid manually from the source over using a pre-compiled binary package.
In the final section, we will learn how to install Squid from a compiled source binary package, using popular package managers. Installation is a crucial part in getting started with Squid. Sometimes, we need to compile Squid with custom flags, depending on the environment requirements.Read Squid Proxy Server 3: Getting Started in full
Squid proxy server enables you to cache your web content and return it quickly on subsequent requests. Though we may take utmost care while configuring Squid and testing everything before deploying changes in production mode, sometimes we may face issues which can affect our clients. The issues may be a result of configuration glitches, Squid bugs, operating system limitations, or even because of the network issues.
In this article by Kulbir Saini, author of Squid Proxy Server 3 Beginners Guide, we will discuss some debugging problems which we may come across while configuring or running Squid.Read Squid Proxy Server: Debugging Problems in full
Whether you only run one site, or are in charge of a whole network, Squid is an invaluable tool which improves performance immeasurably. Caching and performance optimization usually requires a lot of work on the developer's part, but Squid does all that for you. In this article we will learn to fine-tune our cache to achieve a better HIT ratio to save bandwidth and reduce the average page load time.
In this article by Kulbir Saini, author of Squid Proxy Server 3 Beginners Guide, we will take a look at the following:
- Cache peers or neighbors
- Caching the web documents in the main memory and hard disk
- Tuning Squid to enhance bandwidth savings and reduce latency
Squid proxy server enables you to cache your web content and return it quickly on subsequent requests. System administrators often struggle with delays and too much bandwidth being used, but Squid solves these problems by handling requests locally. By deploying Squid in accelerator mode, requests are handled faster than on normal web servers, thus making your site perform quicker than everyone else's!
Applying proxy servers to large networks can be a lot of work as you have to decide where to place restrictions and who to grant access. This article will provide you with some tips and tricks on Squid Proxy server to enhance the performance of your network.Read Squid Proxy Server: Tips and Tricks in full
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services 2008 (SSIS) is a full service Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) program tightly integrated with SQL Server 2008 with a Rapid Application Development (RAD) user interface. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2008(SSRS) is a third generation reporting program that is also tightly integrated with SQL Server 2008, which hosts the Report Server providing full support with a web service frontend for a variety of reporting needs—from web-based reporting to embedded reporting.
In this article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development, we will be leveraging SSIS, SSRS, and the tools used to address ETL processes, and Report authoring with SQL Azure as the source of data. We will be looking at the following data-related items in some detail:
- Moving a MySQL database to SQL Azure database
- Creating a report using SQL Azure as data source
- Accessing SQL Azure from Report Builder 3.0
In this article by Murat Yilmaz, author of OpenX Ad Server: Beginner's Guide, we will start our first campaign and show the first banner as fast as we can by using the minimum settings of OpenX Ad Server.
In this article we shall:
- Define an advertiser
- Create a campaign and banner
- Define a website and zone on this website
- Link the banner to this zone
- Serve this banner on this website zone by using a web page
In this article, by Felix Kerger, author of Ogre 3D 1.7, we will cover:
- Adding resources
- Using resources.cfg
- Structure of a configuration file
- Creating an application class
- Adding a FrameListener
- Investigating the FrameListener functionality
In this two-part article by Damodar Chetty, we look at how a Tomcat instance can be started using either the standard script-based mechanism or the alternative Run/Debug configuration. We look at the various class loader hierarchies that are set up during the initialization process. We also look at how the Apache Commons Digester library provides a convenient way of converting an XML file into a Java object graph. We end this article with an example of a web application that is deployed into our Tomcat instance.Read Starting Up Tomcat 6: Part 1 in full
Gradle is a tool for build automation. With Gradle, we can automate the compiling, testing, packaging, and deployment of our software or other types of projects. Gradle is flexible but has sensible defaults for most projects. This means we can rely on the defaults, if we don't want something special, but can still use the flexibility to adapt a build to certain custom needs.
This article by Hubert Klein Ikkink, author of Gradle Effective Implementation Guide introduces Gradle and explains how to install Gradle.
Gradle is already used by big open source projects, such as Spring, Hibernate, and Grails. Enterprise companies such as LinkedIn also use Gradle.Read Starting with Gradle in full
Windows Workflow Foundation (from now, Windows WF) is the less known part of the all-new WinFX Platform that Microsoft is going to release along with Windows Vista, and that also will be provided as an update for Windows XP and Windows 2003 systems. This article, by Alejandro Serrano, aims to serve as an introduction to this technology, its tools, and why to use workflows.Read Starting with Windows Workflow Foundation in full
One trap that many web site owners fall into is spending lots of time pulling in traffic but not offering anything to encourage visitors to return. This leads to a rather self-defeating cycle where the site owner is forced to constantly promote their site to keep bringing in the same number of visitors, eating up valuable time that could be spent improving the site in other ways.
Fortunately, a little time invested during the early days of building a site can pay off very well in terms of encouraging repeat visitors. In this article by Lesley Harrison, we will:
- Learn what is meant by making a site "sticky"
- Look at ways to build conversations with visitors through comments and contact forms
- Make our visitors feel like they are part of a community with gravatars, polls, and welcome messages
- Find out how to encourage visitors to subscribe to the site, and keep them coming back
In this two-part article by Ned Riaz, Jason Edwards, and Rich Babaran, we will discuss how data is stored in IBM Cognos Planning Analyst. We will begin by defining the D-Cube and explaining the things that you need to think about before creating the D-Cube. We will discuss the importance of the order of dimensions in enforcing calculation and format priorities. We will show you how you can view the multiple slices of the cube and how you can save a selection of the cube as a separate object. We will explain how you can restructure the dimensions of the cube by adding, deleting, substituting, and reordering dimensions. We will cover some of the important functions available with the D-Cube, including global formatting, exporting, and other options that can make it easier for you to work with the program. We will illustrate how you can use data entry commands that will enable you to enter data, execute mathematical operations, or set restrictions for a cell, a range of cells, or the entire cube. Finally, we will cover Breakback—a powerful feature that allows you to cascade changes throughout the cube simply by making the change to a calculated item.Read Storing Planning Data in IBM Cognos: D-Cube (Part 1) in full
In the previous article of the series by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, shows how to manage visitors to your site, how to create users, explore the Your Account module, which is the user's private 'space', and set up other administrators to perform limited administrative tasks on the site.
In this article which is the sixth article of the article series, we will cover the following, paying attention to both the administrator and visitor points of view when required:
- An overview of stories and the story publication process
- Organizing stories into topics and categories
- Adding and editing stories
- Understanding comment moderation
- Managing stories
- The different modules that let you access stories
- Creating polls and surveys
- Syndicating your news with the backend.php file
Just like building a house, you need to have a strong foundation and framework to support a site that is built to last, without needing any major rebuilding in the future. Proper planning from the beginning will go a long way towards having a site that is easy to maintain. In this article, Tom Conklin will show us how to structure and organize your content so that your site is poised to grow.Read Structure the Content on your Plone Site in full