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Odata on Mobile Devices

by Steven Cheng | August 2012 | Cookbooks

OData (Open Data Protocol) is a web protocol for querying and updating data, which can be freely incorporated in various kind of data access applications. OData makes it quite simple and flexible to use by applying and building upon existing well-defined technologies such as HTTP, XML, AtomPub, and JSON. WCF Data Services (formerly known as ADO.NET Data Services) is a well-encapsulated component for creating OData services based on the Microsoft .NET Framework platform. It also provides a client library with which you can easily build client applications that consume OData services. In addition to WCF Data Services, there are many other components or libraries, which make OData completely available to the non-.NET or even non-Microsoft world.

In this article by Steven Cheng, author of OData Programming Cookbook for .NET Developers, we will cover:

  • Accessing OData service with OData WP7 client library
  • Creating Panorama-style, data-driven Windows Phone applications with OData
  • Using HTML5 and OData to build native Windows Phone applications
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Odata on Mobile Devices

by Steven Cheng | August 2012 | Cookbooks

OData (Open Data Protocol) is a web protocol for querying and updating data, which can be freely incorporated in various kind of data access applications. OData makes it quite simple and flexible to use by applying and building upon existing well-defined technologies such as HTTP, XML, AtomPub, and JSON. WCF Data Services (formerly known as ADO.NET Data Services) is a well-encapsulated component for creating OData services based on the Microsoft .NET Framework platform. It also provides a client library with which you can easily build client applications that consume OData services. In addition to WCF Data Services, there are many other components or libraries, which make OData completely available to the non-.NET or even non-Microsoft world.

In this article by Steven Cheng, author of OData programming Cookbook for .NET Developers, we will cover:

  • Accessing OData service with OData WP7 client library
  • Creating Panorama-style, data-driven Windows Phone applications with OData
  • Using HTML5 and OData to build native Windows Phone applications
Read Odata on Mobile Devices in full

Ogre 3D FAQs

by Felix Kerger | March 2011 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

Creating 3D scenes and worlds is an interesting and challenging problem, but the results are hugely rewarding and the process to get there can be a lot of fun. Ogre 3D helps you create your own scenes and worlds with the help of Ogre 3D. Ogre 3D is one of the biggest open source 3D render engines and enables its users to create and interact freely with their scenes. In this article we will cover some of the frequently asked questions on Ogre 3D.

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Ogre 3D: Double Buffering

by Felix Kerger | November 2010 | Beginner's Guides Open Source

This article, by Felix Kerger, author of Ogre 3D 1.7, is a continuation of the previous article Starting 3D, in which we learned various startup features of Ogre 3D.

In this article we will learn about double buffering in Ogre 3D, in which we will cover:

  • Adding input
  • Our own main loop
  • Adding a camera
  • Adding compositors
  • Adding a plane
  • Adding user control
  • Adding animation
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Ogre 3D: Fixed Function Pipeline and Shaders

by Felix Kerger | November 2010 | Beginner's Guides Open Source

This article, by Felix Kerger, author of Ogre 3D 1.7, is a continuation of the previous article Materials with Ogre 3D, in which we learned various details about materials with Ogre 3D.

In this article we will cover:

  • Render Pipeline
  • Writing a shader
  • Interpolating color values
  • Replacing the quad with a model
  • Making the model pulse on the x-axis
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OmniGraffle 5: Making your Diagram Look Good

by Ruben Olsen | October 2010 | Web Graphics & Video

OmniGraffle has several methods of quickly styling your diagram. This article by Ruben Olsen, author of OmniGraffle 5 Diagramming Essentials, will introduce you to methods and techniques you can use for this purpose.

In this article we will cover the following topics:

  • Resizing shapes based on existing shapes on your canvas
  • How gridlines might improve your diagramming
  • How to efficiently align shapes to each other
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OmniGraffle 5: Shape Selection, Re-Styling and Color Picker in Detail

by Ruben Olsen | October 2010 | Web Graphics & Video

OmniGraffle has several methods of quickly styling your diagram. In the previous article we saw how to efficiently align shapes to each other. In this article Ruben Olsen, author of OmniGraffle 5 Diagramming Essentials, we will cover:

  • Selecting and re-styling shapes based on similarity
  • Selecting and re-styling connected shapes
  • Various color picker tricks
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One-page Application Development

by Alvin Crespo | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

The article, One-page Application Development, covers iPhone application development using HTML5. This article by Alvin Crespo, author of the book HTML5 iPhone Application Development, looks into deploying a seamless experience in our iPhone application. It also covers the MVC pattern, Backbone.js, and Underscore.js, and an example to enhance it further.

In this article we kick it up a notch by diving into one-page-application development. We've seen this in many of our web applications, including Pandora, Mint, and NPR. We'll cover the foundations of one-page-application development, from an introduction to MVC, Underscore, and Backbone to creating architecture with our sample application and utilizing the methods taught in the first section of this article. Once you complete this article you should have a solid understanding of concepts behind one-page-applications, which will allow you to continue to extend on this knowledge and help guide you on your way to building complex applications. So let's get started by first learning about MVC.

In this article, we will cover:

  • MVC Architecture
  • Introduction to Underscore.js
  • Introduction to Backbone.js
  • Creating a one-page application
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Open Source Project Royalty Scheme

by | March 2011 | Open Source

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Packt recently announced that its donations to Open Source projects surpassed the $300,000 mark. Following its first donation to the phpMyAdmin project in April 2004, the company has gone on to provide sustained support for over 70 different Open Source projects. In this article, by Julian Copes, we find out more about one of Packt's support initiatives, the Open Source Project Royalty Scheme.

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Open Text Metastorm: Making a Business Case

by Bill Aronson | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles

ProVision® is a product aimed at the top of the market, designed to manage thousands of objects, used by many different modelers. It has been used in numerous industries across the world. This means that local support is likely to be available. You will probably be able to find people with relevant experience and expertise to help you on your journey. Because it is relatively easy to use, organizations can get started fairly easily.

In this article by Bill Aronson, author of Open Text Metastorm ProVision® 6.2 Strategy Implementation, the author will explain some general principles of modeling and the key benefits of using the ProVision® modeling solution, specifically to support business strategy. You can use this information to support your business case.

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OpenAM Identity Stores: Types, Supported Types, Caching and Notification

by Indira Thangasamy | January 2011 | Open Source

OpenAM is an open source continuation of the OpenSSO project that was taken over, and later scrapped, by Oracle. OpenAM is the only commercial-grade, feature-rich web application that provides SSO solutions. It has a variety of features and a powerful Single Sign-On (SSO) capability.

In this article by Indira Thangasamy, author of the book OpenAM, you will be able to learn the following topics:

  • Identity Repository schema
  • Types of identity stores supported
  • Caching and notification
  • Supported identity stores
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OpenAM: Backup, Recovery, and Logging

by Indira Thangasamy | February 2011 | Open Source

Backup and recovery is one of the most important aspects of any enterprise product deployment and administration. If a server crashed and there was no way to recover it, the devastating results to a business could include lost data, lost revenue, and customer dissatisfaction. Whether companies deploy a single server or multiple servers in the cluster, they share one common factor—the need to back up important configuration data and protect themselves from disaster by developing a backup and recovery plan.

This article by Indira Thangasamy, author of the book OpenAM, explains how it is critical to safeguard the configuration data to reconstruct the system from unexpected system crashes.

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OpenAM: Oracle DSEE and Multiple Data Stores

by Indira Thangasamy | February 2011 | Open Source

OpenAM is an open source continuation of the OpenSSO project that was taken over, and later scrapped, by Oracle. OpenAM is the only commercial-grade, feature-rich web application that provides SSO solutions. It has a variety of features and a powerful Single Sign-On (SSO) capability.

In the previous article by Indira Thangasamy, author of the book OpenAM, we took a look at OpenAM identity stores, its types, supported types, and caching and notification.

In this article we will take a look at some more supported identity stores and multiple identity stores. We will also take a look at extending schema for OpenLDAP Identity Repository schema.

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OpenCart FAQs

by Murat Yilmaz | November 2010 | Beginner's Guides Open Source Web Development

OpenCart is a popular open source shopping cart solution and provides elegantly written tools to establish a fully functional online store from scratch in a very short time with intuitive screens. On the other hand, it can be a difficult task for beginners to go beyond the basics and apply all the features which they will require for their business.

In this article we will cover some of the most frequently asked questions on OpenCart, such as;

  • What are the system requirements for OpenCart?
  • Where can we find the new modules of OpenCart?
  • How do we choose a shipping method for our store?
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OpenCart Themes: Styling Effects of jQuery Plugins

by Tahsin Hasan | April 2011 | Open Source Web Development

This article shows how we can add different jQuery plugins to expand the system. We also discuss about different styling effects of jQuery plugins that we can use to enhance the look and feel of our store.

In this article by Tahsin Hasan, author of OpenCart 1.4 Template Design Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Customizing the jQuery cycle plugin
  • Modifying the side column with the jQuery cycle plugin
  • Different transition effects of jQuery cycle plugin
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OpenCart Themes: Using the jCarousel Plugin

by Tahsin Hasan | April 2011 | Open Source Web Development

Templates in OpenCart provide a powerful way to make your site look exactly the way you want either using a single template for the entire site or a separate template for each site section. Although it sounds like an easy task to build and maintain templates, it can be challenging to get beyond the basics and customize templates to meet your needs perfectly.

In this article by Tahsin Hasan, author of OpenCart 1.4 Template Design Cookbook, we'll cover:

  • Installing jQuery and jCarousel
  • Displaying products with jCarousel
  • Displaying products on jCarousel vertically
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OpenCart: Layout Structure

by Tahsin Hasan | March 2011 | Open Source

Templates in OpenCart provide a powerful way to make your site look exactly the way you want either using a single template for the entire site or a separate template for each site section. Although it sounds like an easy task to build and maintain templates, it can be challenging to get beyond the basics and customize templates to meet your needs perfectly. This article discusses the layout structure of OpenCart. Also shown are the steps to create a new theme for OpenCart and how to reset the browser's default styles. This chapter covers styling properties.

In this article by Tahsin Hasan, author of OpenCart 1.4 Template Design Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Creating a new theme
  • Resetting layout styles
  • Setting basic style properties
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