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Saying Hello to Unity and Android

by Thomas Finnegan | December 2013 | Games

Welcome to the wonderful world of mobile game development. Whether you are still looking for the right development kit or have already chosen one, this article will be most important. In this article, by Thomas Finnegan, author of the book Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide, we explore the various features that come with choosing Unity as your development environment and Android as the target platform. Through comparison with major competitors, it is discovered why Unity and Android stand on the top of the pile. Following that, we examine how Unity and Android work together. Finally, the development environment is set up and we create a simple Hello World application to test that everything is set up correctly. It is assumed you are working in a Windows-based environment.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Major Unity features
  • Major Android features
  • Unity licensing options
  • Installing the JDK
  • Installing the Android SDK
  • Installing Unity 3D
  • Installing Unity Remote
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Scaffolding with the command-line tool

by Mark Robert Henderson | July 2013 | Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article created by Mark Robert Henderson, the author of Instant CakePHP Starter, we will discuss the tool schema and its database.

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Scalability, Limitations, and Effects

by Matt Fisher | August 2013 | RAW Web Development

This article created by Matt Fisher, the author of HTML5 for Flash Developers will discuss many of the specific features of HTML5 that have allowed it to gain extensive usage and popularity, becoming more like typical Flash development.

What we will cover in this article:

  • Initial development limitations and ways to avoid them
  • Some of the new and exciting CSS3 additions
  • Developing responsive layouts for mobile and desktop
  • Targeting CSS styles for specific displays with CSS Media Queries
  • Controlling and streaming audio and video, and the limitations compared to Flash
  • Client-side file integration and manipulation
  • Sending heavy processes to the background with HTML5 Web Workers
  • Introduction to server-side communication with WebSockets
  • Understanding what the Canvas element is and why it's important
  • Introduction to WebGL and its relation to Stage3D
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Scaling your Application Across Nodes with Spring Python's Remoting

by Greg L. Turnquist | May 2010 | Open Source Web Development

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
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Scalix and Security

by Markus Feilner | March 2009 | Linux Servers Open Source

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.

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Schema Validation using SAX and DOM Parser with Oracle JDeveloper - XDK 11g

by Deepak Vohra | March 2009 | Oracle

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.

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Schema Validation with Oracle JDeveloper - XDK 11g

by Deepak Vohra | February 2009 | Oracle

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.

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Schemas and Models

by Simon Holmes | August 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Simon Holmes, author of the book Mongoose for application development, we are going to look at the two building blocks of Mongoose, schemas, and models. We will look at their relationship to the data and how they can be used to maximize the effectiveness of Mongoose. This article covers fairly simple schemas.

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SciPy for Computational Geometry

by Francisco J. Blanco-Silva | April 2013 | Open Source

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.

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Scopes in Advanced BPEL

by Matjaz B. Juric | October 2010 | BPEL Enterprise Articles IBM SOA

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:

  • Examples
  • Isolated scopes
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Scratching the Surface of Zend Framework 2

by Christopher Valles | October 2013 | RAW Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Christopher Valles, the author of Zend Framework 2 Application Development, discusses the basic elements of Zend Framework 2. You will get an in-depth look at the components involved on a simple request/response operation and this knowledge will be used and expanded on throughout the article. After that we will review how the welcome page is loaded.

By the end of this article, you will know the lifecycle of a request and how to interact with the different components of the framework to produce some output.

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Scratching the Tip of the Iceberg

by Antony Polukhin | September 2013 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article by Antony Polukhin, the author of the book Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Working with graphs
  • Visualizing graphs
  • Using a true random number generator
  • Using portable math functions
  • Writing test cases
  • Combining multiple test cases in one test module
  • Manipulating images
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Scribus: Creating a Layout

by Cedric Gemy | January 2011 | Open Source

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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Scribus: Importing Images

by Cedric Gemy | April 2011 | Open Source

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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.

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Scribus: Managing Colors

by Cedric Gemy | December 2010 | Beginner's Guides Open Source

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
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Scribus: Manipulate and Place Objects in a Layout

by Cedric Gemy | January 2011 | Open Source

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
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Scripty2 in Action

by Jose Argudo Blanco | April 2010 | Open Source

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.

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Seam and AJAX

by David Salter | April 2009 | Open Source

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
  • AJAX4JSF
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Seam Conversation Management using JBoss Seam Components: Part 1

by Ian Hlavats | December 2009 | JBoss

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
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