In this article by Cyrille Rossant, author of Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization, we will take a quick tour of IPython by introducing 10 essential features of this powerful tool. Although brief, this hands-on visit will cover a wide range of IPython functionalities.Read Ten IPython essentials in full
Microsoft SQL Server's SQL Server Integration Services is a comprehensive, full featured tool for processing data in the back-end storage locations. Extraction of attributes in a body of text is an important task while mining data and the SSIS provides just the required transformation - Term Extraction, to accomplish this task. SSIS looks through the presented text document and sorts out terms. By terms are meant specifically nouns, noun phrases, and both nouns and noun phrases. You also have the flexibility of limiting extracted terms based on their frequency of occurrence. For example you could configure the task in such a way that you can capture terms that are repeated in the body of text a certain number of times.
This tutorial by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows a simple example of extracting terms from a body of text.Read Term Extraction Tasks in SQL Server Integration Services in full
MDX is a powerful, yet complex language. Many terms and concepts need to be understood well enough if you want to master it. In order to help you in that mission, this article will provide with a short explanation of all important terms related to MDX.
In this article by Tomislav Piasevoli, author of MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cookbook, we start by explaining what MDX queries are made of, followed by the terms and concepts specific to the execution of MDX queries. The middle part of the article covers the most important things related to dimension design, cube design, and MDX script. Next, we explain terms related to query optimization and finally finish the article with types of queries that can be used with SQL Server Analysis Services.Read Terms and Concepts Related to MDX in full
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In this article by Evgeniy Sharapov, author of the book Instant Apache Camel Messaging System, we will learn about testing a Camel application. Of course, it is very easy to start your application and see how it works while it is small. Once the application starts growing, it will become impossible to check that it works correctly. Furthermore, Camel is both concurrent, which makes it even more complex, and an integration framework, so one would expect inputs and outputs to come and go from and to other systems, which might make things very tedious for the person doing quality assurance. Well, a long time ago, software developers came up with an idea to automate testing. Since then, plenty of good frameworks and libraries facilitating automatic testing have emerged. One of the approaches is unit testing—testing an application's functionality piece by piece or unit by unit. In the Java world, there are two options for unit testing: JUnit and TestNG. Even though Apache Camel supports both, here we will use only JUnit.Read Testing a Camel application in full
It is always necessary to have a Help section in our software application. When users do not find a way out from a specific problem in our application, it is the help section they turn to. Hence it is important that the help feature is well maintained and without any errors. In this article by Tim Lavers and Lindsay Peters, we will see the errors that can occur in our help section and how to test the help section.Read Testing a HELP System in a Java Application in full
In this article by Tim Lavers and Lindsay Peters, we will be studying in detail the test for an extremely simple user interface component. It will involve UI Wrappers for components as a way of safely and easily manipulating them in tests and specific techniques for reading the state of our user interfaces. Although the component that we'll be testing in this article is simple, it will still allow us to introduce a few specific techniques for testing Swing user interfaces. It will also provide us with an excellent opportunity for showing the basic infrastructure that needs to be built into these kinds of tests.Read Testing a Save As Dialog in Java using Swing in full
Some of the things that we will cover in this two-part article by Carlos de la Guardia, author of Grok 1.0 Web Development, includes:
- Need for testing
- Testing in Grok
- Extending the functional test suite provided by grokproject
- Other kinds of testing
- Debugging tools