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Quick start – Firebug window overview and inspecting

by Chandan Luthra | March 2013 | Open Source Web Development

Firebug is not about fixing the bugs and tweaking CSS (cascade style sheet), it consists of many tools that can be of great help to a web developer and designer. Firebug is similar golf club bag. Each club (panel) in Firebug is a powerful weapon for web developers. Like a golf player, a web developer has to choose a club (panel) for different situations.

In this article by Chandan Luthra, the author of Instant Firebug Starter, we will learn

  • Console panel

  • HTML panel

  • CSS panel

  • Script panel

  • DOM panel

  • Net panel

  • Cookies panel

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Quick start – media files and XBMC

by Charles McColm | August 2013 | Open Source

This article by Charles McColm, the author of Instant XBMC , covers the quick start of XMBC. XBMC can be set up to look up the metadata for movies, television shows, music videos, and music; but before lookups are possible, XBMC needs a way to recognize what to look up. For movies, music, and television shows XBMC uses the filename and date as a basis for the lookup. Music needs to be tagged properly with a tag editor for XBMC to be able to understand what to look up. You also need a way to get your media files from your computer to your XBMCbuntu system. We'll be sending files over a network using FileZilla, an FTP/SFTP program, and by using Samba (drag-and-drop) shares. Lastly, we'll add your copied data to your movie, TV show, or music library.

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Quick start – Monitoring hosts and services

by Michael Guthrie | June 2013 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Mike Guthrie, author of Instant Nagios Starter, we will see how to monitor hosts and services. The logic of Nagios as a monitoring engine is determined by a set of object configuration files, which are located under the etc directory of the Nagios tree. For a source installation, this directory is located at /usr/local/nagios/etc. From the configuration files in this directory, Nagios knows what to monitor, when to monitor, who to notify, and how to respond to events. Interaction with these files is required in order to set up monitoring with Nagios, so understanding how to work with them is essential. This article will be an introduction to the basics of adding new hosts, services, contacts, and templates. A complete reference for all the Nagios configuration files is available in the Nagios core manual on sourceforge.net, and it is by far the best reference for a complete understanding of Nagios configuration files. It can be found at the following link:

http://nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/

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Quick start – Using Burp Proxy

by Luca Carettoni | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Luca Carettoni, author of Instant Burp Suite Starter, we will give you a sneak peek into using Burp Proxy, Burp Proxy is a crucial component of the entire Burp Suite. This tool allows you to intercept the web traffic between the browser (client) and the target application (server). Thanks to the setup described in the previous section, we are now able to look under the hood and discover how web applications work.

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Quick start – using Foundation 4 components for your first website

by Carlos Azaustre Jorge Arévalo | October 2013 | Open Source Web Development

Foundation 4 provides a set of UI elements to construct our websites. In this article by Jorge Arévalo and Carlos Azaustre, the authors of the book Instant Zurb Foundation 4, we will show you how to use some of them in our websites. Specifically, we will see the following two elements:

  • The Grid
  • The navigation Bar
  • Buttons
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Quick start – using Haml

by Krzysztof Niksiński | September 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Krzysztof Niksinski, the author of Instant Haml, we will look into a few steps in using Haml.

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Quick start – Using the core Puppet resource types

by Jo Rhett | May 2013 | Open Source

This article by Jo Rhett, author of Instant Puppet 3 Starter, will show you how to use the core resource types included within Puppet to reduce the amount of manual work and rework you do every day. By the end of this section, you'll have puppet maintaining some services in your system.

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Quick start – writing your first MDX query

by Nicholas Emond | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Nicholas Emond, the author of the book Instant MDX Queries for SQL Server 2012, it is explained that a MDX query is coded and executed against a cube to have a result in a specific format return to the client application.

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Quickstart – Creating an application

by Jacob Mumm Mark Safronov | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Jacob Mumm and Mark Safronov, the authors of Instant Yii 1.1 Application Development Starter, we will create an application. The Yii website contains, among its wonderful documentation, a tutorial on how to build a basic blog application, which is one of the included demos in the framework source. It's in Tutorials The Yii Blog Tutorial section. Direct URL is http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/blog/.

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RabbitMQ Acknowledgements

by Andrew Keig | September 2013 | Open Source

 

2.The article, RabbitMQ Acknowledgements, gives you a glimpse of RabbitMQ. This article by Andrew Keig, author of the book Instant RabbitMQ Messaging Application Development How-to, explains the one of the important features, Acknowledgements, in RabbitMQ that helps in reliable message delivery.

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RadRails Views

by Javier Ramírez | June 2008 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

When developing a Rails project, there are more things to do than the source code itself. We have to start, stop, and monitor our servers, generate code templates, run our test suites, install plug-ins and gems, generate documentation, keep control of to-do items, or run Rake tasks for different purposes—database migrations, for example. RadRails provides different Views for supporting these tasks that are a part of the development but not of the coding itself. And, of course, it does it so we can control everything from within the IDE without having to go back to the command-line interface. In this article by Javier Ramírez, we will see how to open a View. We will also look at the Documentation Views and the Servers View, which are available as part of the Rails default perspective, that is, you don't need to do anything special to open them.

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Ranges

by Adam D. Ruppe | May 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

This article by Adam D. Ruppe, the author of the book D Cookbook, goes into the details of an artefact central to the Phobos standard library with a little core language support: ranges. Ranges are user-defined objects used to build iterators over a collection of items. We will concentrate more on sorting and searching ranges, and using functional tools to query data.

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Rapid Development

by Stephanie Harnett | September 2013 | e-Learning

Rapid development, an article created by Stephanie Harnett, the author of Learning Articulate Storyline, is about how you can easily reuse, share, and edit e-learning assets to expedite development of courses. This article provides some thoughts on using Storyline effectively to produce quality results while increasing your productivity.

  • The concept of reusability in Storyline
  • Methods of leveraging existing assets
  • How to build once, and reuse many times
  • Best practices for organizing assets
  • Key productivity boosters in Storyline
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Rapid Development

by Stephanie Harnett | September 2013 | e-Learning

Rapid development, an article created by Stephanie Harnett, the author of Learning Articulate Storyline, is about how you can easily reuse, share, and edit e-learning assets to expedite development of courses. This article provides some thoughts on using Storyline effectively to produce quality results while increasing your productivity.

  • The concept of reusability in Storyline
  • Methods of leveraging existing assets
  • How to build once, and reuse many times
  • Best practices for organizing assets
  • Key productivity boosters in Storyline
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Rapid Development

by Stephanie Harnett | September 2013 | e-Learning

Rapid development, an article created by Stephanie Harnett, the author of Learning Articulate Storyline, is about how you can easily reuse, share, and edit e-learning assets to expedite development of courses. This article provides some thoughts on using Storyline effectively to produce quality results while increasing your productivity.

  • The concept of reusability in Storyline
  • Methods of leveraging existing assets
  • How to build once, and reuse many times
  • Best practices for organizing assets
  • Key productivity boosters in Storyline
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RavenDB.NET Client API

by Khaled Tannir | September 2013 | Beginner's Guides Open Source

In this article, by Khalid Tanner, author RavenDB 2.x Beginner's Guide we learn some of the RavenDB Client API. RavenDB is written in C# that runs on the Microsoft .NET Framework. The .NET Client API exposes all aspects of the RavenDB server to your application in a seamless manner and can be accessed from any .NET language. In this article, you will learn step-by-step how to connect to RavenDB to interact with the server by writing some C# code and perform various basic operations such as loading, inserting, and updating documents from the RavenDB server.

In this article, we will learn how to use the RavenDB Client API for:

  • Setting up your development environment
  • Connecting to RavenDB
  • Loading a document
  • Creating a document
  • Inserting a new document
  • Updating a document
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RAW Books from Packt Enterprise

by | November 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM Microsoft Oracle

A quick round-up of the RAW books currently available from Packt Enterprise

Packt RAW books allow you to instantly download eBooks, and read them as they're written, prior to publication

For more information on Packt RAW books click here

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RAW Fortnight Test Page

by | March 2011 | CRM IBM Microsoft RAW SAP Oracle

From the 14th - 28th of March Packt Enterprise will be celebrating the release of 8 new Enterprise RAW books - including some highly anticipated titles - with a RAW Fortnight. 

Throughout these 2 weeks anyone who purchases a Packt Enterprise RAW book will be automatically entered into a draw to win one year's free subscription to PacktLib worth $220.

Packt's RAW books are a true example of 21st century publishing - they allow you to download the eBook before it's published, and then read as it's written, with your eBook instantly updating as new chapters are completed.

What's more you also receive a 40% discount when purchasing RAW eBooks and the RAW pre-order bundle.

For further information on the RAW format click here

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Real Content in PHP5 CMS: Part 1

by Martin Brampton | September 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Martin Brampton, he aims to describe a number of specific application areas, discussing the particular issues that arise with implementations. Looking at our framework solution, he will concentrate on one sample extension. It is a very simple text handling mechanism that can be explained in detail. Also, the ways in which the simple text system could be extended will be described.

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Real Content in PHP5 CMS: Part 2

by Martin Brampton | September 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

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