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Ruby with MongoDB for Web Development

by Gautam Rege | July 2012 | Beginner's Guides Web Development

This article will walk you through modeling a Ruby application, learning various constructs of MongoDB, and then integrating it into Rails and Sinatra. In this article by Gautam Rege, the author of Ruby and MongoDB Web Development Beginner's Guide, we will cover:

  • Modeling the application data.
  • Mapping it to MongoDB objects.
  • Creating embedded and relational objects.
  • Fetching objects.
  • How does this differ from the SQL way?
  • Take a brief look at a Map/Reduce, with an example.
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Rules and Events

by Nicolae Tarla | July 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Nicolae Tarla,author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Scripting Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Form load event usage
  • Form save event usage
  • Field change event usage
  • Working with tabs and sections
  • Combining events
  • Enforcing business rules
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RuneScape Gold Strategy Guide : Avoiding Scams

by Lesley Harrison | June 2012 |

Popular MMORPGs such as RuneScape are a huge target for scammers. Some of these scammers are account thieves or hackers that operate outside of the game, while others are people that like to scam players in-game, to take money and items.

Most scams are easily avoided if you know what to look for, and think carefully about every situation you find yourself in. This article by Lesley Harrison will help you to:

  • Understand the most common scams and hacks
  • Figure out how to spot a scammer
  • Learn how to avoid the most popular tricks

So let's get started...

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Running a PostgreSQL Database Server

by Michał Karzyński | March 2014 | Cookbooks Networking & Telephony Open Source Web Development

This article by Michal Karzynski, the author of this book Webmin Administrator's Cookbook, will cover tasks related to setting up and running your database server. We'll demonstrate how Webmin can be used to create and edit databases, back them up and manage database users.

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Running a simple game using Pygame

by Ivan Idris | March 2013 | Games Open Source

In this article by Ivan Idris, author of Instant Pygame for Python Game Development How-to , we will create a simple game. As is traditional in the world of programming, we will start with a Hello World! example. It's not a game per se. It's important to notice the so-called main game loop where all the action happens and the usage of the Font module to render text. In this program we will manipulate a Pygame's Surface object, that is used for drawing and we will handle a quit event.

(For more resources related to this topic, see here.)

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Running Multiple MySQL Server Instances in Parallel on a Linux Server

by Daniel Schneller Udo Schwedt | September 2010 | Cookbooks MySQL Open Source

In the previous article, MySQL Admin: Configuring InnoDB and Installing MySQL as a Windows Service, we covered the configuring InnoDB and installing MySQL as a windows service.

In this article, by Daniel Schneller & Udo Schwedt, authors of MySQL Admin Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Running multiple MySQL server instances in parallel on a Linux server
  • Preventing invalid date values from being stored in DATE or DATETIME columns
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Running our first web application

by Filippe Costa Spolti | May 2014 | Open Source

This article by Filippe Costa Spolti, the author of WildFly: New Features, will describe the activities that need to be performed, and configuration that needs to be done, on the server to execute the deployment of a simple application that will be used in this article to illustrate a basic deployment. This application will be used to accomplish a few more settings, such as context root and virtual host. Also, I will describe a little about deployment into a single standalone server and, in some server instances, running in the domain mode

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Safely Manage Different Versions of Content with Plone

by Darci Hanning | February 2009 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

Essential capabilities of content management are the abilities to view the 'change history' of a content item, to compare various versions with one another, and optionally, to revert to a previous version of a content item.

In this article, Darci Hanning discusses how to use versioning in Plone to examine the history of changes made to a content item, to preview and compare versions, and to revert to a previous version of a content item.

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Sage ACT! 2011: Creating a Quick Report

by Karen Fredricks Roy Laudenslager | February 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

The Quick reports provide simple reports that require minimum configuration and are easy to run. These reports are either list prints or screen prints with headers and footers to identify the report. The ease of creating a quick report makes them ideal for single use reports. In this article we'll be going through the different types for quick reports and configuring the various options for the quick reports.

In this article by Karen Fredricks and Roy Laudenslager, authors of Sage ACT! 2011 Dashboard and Report Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Setting preferences for the quick reports
  • Selecting and organizing the columns for a Contact List Quick Report
  • Printing the Contact List Quick Report
  • Printing a History tab Quick Report
  • Printing the Contact Detail View Quick Report
  • Exporting the Opportunities List View to Excel
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Sage ACT! 2011: Working with the ACT! Dashboards

by Karen Fredricks Roy Laudenslager | February 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

One of the coolest new features of ACT! is the addition of the Dashboard. A Dashboard allows you to access key information in the form of a graphical interface. This article serves as the most basic introduction to the ACT! dashboard components. You'll become familiar with how to access the dashboards, how to print them, and how to copy them into other documents.

In this article by Karen Fredricks and Roy Laudenslager, authors of Sage ACT! 2011 Dashboard and Report Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Getting familiar with the Dashboard layouts
  • Exploring Dashboard components
  • Accessing Dashboard Data
  • Copying a Dashboard to the clipboard
  • Printing a hard copy of the Dashboard
  • Setting Dashboards as the default startup preference
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Sage: 3D Data Plotting

by Craig Finch | May 2011 | Open Source

Sage can make 3D plots for visualizing functions of two variables, as well as parametric plots that create three-dimensional surfaces. It also has a variety of tools for making two dimensional representations of three-dimensional surfaces.

In this article by Craig Finch, author of Sage Beginner's Guide, we will make interactive 3D plots of functions of two variables.

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Sage: Tips and Tricks

by Craig Finch | May 2011 | Open Source

Results matter, whether you are a mathematician, scientist, or engineer. The time that you spend doing tedious mathematical calculations could be spent in more productive ways. Sage is an open-source mathematical software system that helps you perform many mathematical tasks. There is no reason to compute integrals or perform algebraic manipulations by hand when software can perform these tasks more quickly and accurately. In this article we will take a look at some tips and tricks for working with Sage and using Python more effectively.

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Sakai Web Services: Connecting to the Enterprise (Part 1)

by Alan Mark Berg Michael Korcuska | June 2009 | Open Source

From the very beginning, it was clear that Sakai needed to exist in universities at enormous scales, supporting hundreds of thousands of students. With requirements changing and evolving, and ever-increasing user expectations, Sakai had to be able to connect with a multitude of external systems. When Sakai was designed, the specifics of the majority of the connected systems were not knowable. To adapt to these tough circumstances, Sakai supplies web services that are easy to hook into or to write. Sakai exposes services for creating and maintaining users, sites, and groups. These services are easily extensible to include any part of the Sakai framework.

In this two-part article by Alan Mark Berg and Michael Korcuska, we will look at the two main types of web service, SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and Representational State Transfer (REST) (http://microformats.org/wiki/rest). We will cover already-existing web services and describe how to hook into them. If you follow the examples, you will be able to write and deploy your first service. Lastly, this article includes a few simple client-side Perl scripts that create new users using both the SOAP and RESTful approaches.

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Sakai Web Services: Connecting to the Enterprise (Part 2)

by Alan Mark Berg Michael Korcuska | June 2009 | Open Source

In the previous part of the article by Alan Mark Berg and Michael Korcuska, we saw how web browsers talk to servers using Protocols and we had a look the currently available web services. In this part, we will create our first web service, first client and then discuss about Entity Broker.

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Salesforce CRM Functions

by Paul Goodey | September 2013 | CRM Enterprise Articles

This article created by Paul Goodey, the author of Salesforce CRM: The Definitive Admin Handbook Second Edition, gives an overview of the functional areas within Salesforce CRM where we will look at the process from campaign to customer and beyond. Within the functional areas there are various touch points where the business teams concerned with marketing, sales, and customer service have to agree on roles and responsibilities for aspects of the business processes.

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SAP BusinessObjects: Customizing the Dashboard

by David Lai | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles SAP

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
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SAP HANA Architecture

by Chandrasekhar Mankala Ganesh Mahadevan V. | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article, by Chandrasekhar Mankala and Ganesh Mahadevan V., the authors of the book SAP HANA Cookbook, highlights the SAP HANA architecture and its features.

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SAP HANA integration with Microsoft Excel

by Mark Walker | January 2013 | Enterprise Articles SAP

In this article by Mark Walker, author of SAP HANA Starter, you will learn how to perform the most important tasks in SAP HANA.

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SAP Netweaver: Accessing the MDM System

by Uday Rao | September 2011 | Enterprise Articles SAP

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
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SAP NetWeaver: MDM Scenarios and Fundamentals

by Uday Rao | September 2011 | Enterprise Articles SAP

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
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