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Thread Executors

by Javier Fernández González | December 2012 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Java Oracle

This article by Javier Fernández González, author of Java 7 Concurrency Cookbook, will teach the readers to delegate the thread management to executors. They allow running, managing, and getting the results of concurrent tasks.

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Through the Web Theming using Python

by John Ward | July 2010 | Open Source

Plone is a powerful web application used mainly for website content management and comprised of many different, but related Python packages

In the previous article we have learned How to Examine themes with Omelette and Python and How to create a theme package using Zopeskel

In this third article of the article series by John Ward, Author of Plone 3.3 Site Administration we will learn :

  • Examining themes in the ZMI
  • Making changes through the Web
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Thumping Moles for Fun

by Paul Nygard | March 2013 | Games Open Source

We will be continuing our journey through classic gameplay styles in this article. We will talk a little about different approaches to solve the design challenges in this article. In game programming, there are always many ways to solve the same problem, there is no single right answer.

In this article by Paul Nygard, the author of Creating Games with cocos2d for iPhone 2, we will cover:

  • Tricking the eye with Z-ordering

  • Reusing objects

  • Detecting touch on the part of a sprite

  • Animations and movement actions

  • Randomized objects

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Time Dimension in Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g

by Bob Griesemer | August 2009 | Oracle

In this article by Bob Griesemer, we'll create the Time Dimension using the wizard that the Warehouse Builder provides for us to simplify the task of building cubes and dimensions. We'll also look at the Data Object Editor in detail.

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Time Saving Features of Zsh

by Gastón Festari | January 2014 | Open Source

This article by Gastón Festari, the author of Learning Shell Scripting with Zsh, will teach to apply specific constructs such as the double bang (!!) to the shell's history and avoid repeating yourself to boredom.

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Tinkering Around in Django JavaScript Integration

by Jonathan Hayward | January 2011 | AJAX Open Source

One of the great joys of programming is not when we are trying to get the bare essentials basically working, but when the system is working as a whole, and we start to ask, "What about this? What about that?" One positive sense of the term "hacking" can refer to this tinkering, and it can be a joy to tinker with an already working system to see what enhancements are possible. Here we will tinker with the system and make some minor tweaks and two slightly more major enhancements.

In this article, by Jonathan Hayward, author of Django JavaScript Integration: AJAX and jQuerywe will cover:

  • Minor bugfixes and enhancements
  • A more usable input solution for passwords
  • Telling an (approximate) local time for other people we are working with, who may be in different time zones
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Tips & Tricks for Ext JS 3.x

by Colin Ramsay Nigel White Shea Frederick Steve 'Cutter' Blades | November 2010 | Open Source

Ext JS is a JavaScript library that makes it (relatively) easy to create desktop-style user interfaces in a web application, including multiple windows, toolbars, drop-down menus, dialog boxes, and much more.

In this article, we will have a look at the tips and tricks presented thru-ought Learning Ext JS 3.2

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Tips & Tricks on MySQL for Python

by Albert Lukaszewski, PhD | December 2010 | MySQL Open Source

Python is a dynamic programming language, which is completely enterprise ready, owing largely to the variety of support modules that are available to extend its capabilities. In order to build productive and feature-rich Python applications, we need to use MySQL for Python, a module that provides database support to our applications.

In this article, we will have a look at the tips and tricks presented thru-ought on MySQL for Python.

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Tips and Tricks

by Rachel McCollin Tessa Blakeley Silver | May 2013 | Beginner's Guides Open Source WordPress

In this article by Rachel McCollin and Tessa Blakeley Silver, authors of WordPress Theme Development - Beginner's Guide we'll look at some added extras, some additional bells and whistles you can use to make your theme just that bit better.

You'll learn how to create and make use of additional template files to add extra flexibility and functionality to your theme, as well as how to use conditional tags to display different content in different parts of your site. You'll also learn how to make use of the Theme Customizer and optimize your site for SEO.

You can create perfectly good, workable WordPress themes without any of these extras, but you'll find that you can take your WordPress themes much further with these techniques.

So let's get going!

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Tips and Tricks for Effectively Using ASP.NET

by Matt Perdeck | December 2010 | .NET Web Development

A slow website with angry managers looking over your shoulder and raging calls from advertisers and clients is every web developer's nightmare.

The following article will take a look at some tips and tricks to improve the performance of your ASP.NET-based website, such as:

  • Caching is one of the methods used to improve website performance
  • Hotlinking should be avoided
  • Reducing space taken by ASP.NET Ids
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Tips and Tricks for Getting Started with OpenGL and GLSL 4.0

by David Wolff | August 2011 | Cookbooks Open Source Web Graphics & Video

The OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) Version 4.0 brings unprecedented power and flexibility to programmers interested in creating modern, interactive, graphical programs. It allows us to harness the power of modern Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) in a straightforward way by providing a simple yet powerful language and API.

This article by David Wolff, author of OpenGL 4.0 Shading Language Cookbook, provides tips and tricks for setting up your OpenGL development environment to take advantage of the latest OpenGL and GLSL language features. It also teaches the basic techniques for communicating with shader programs. In this article, we will cover:

  • Using the GLEW library to access the latest OpenGL functionality
  • Using the GLM library for mathematics
  • Determining the GLSL and OpenGL version
  • Compiling a shader
  • Linking a shader program
  • Sending data to a shader using per-vertex attributes and vertex buffer objects
  • Getting a list of active vertex input attributes and indices
  • Sending data to a shader using uniform variables
  • Getting a list of active uniform variables
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Tips and Tricks for Joomla! Multimedia

by Allan Walker | October 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is a Content Management System designed to organize and deliver content within a website environment. Multimedia provides us with stunning interactive user experiences and wonderful design options, but it requires discipline and knowledge to utilize it effectively so that we do not alienate our audiences.

In this article we will provide some tips and tricks for Joomla! multimedia, such as;

  • Inserting custom code into your Joomla! Articles
  • Creating a new directory using Joomla! Media Manager
  • Publishing your Twitter tweets in your Joomla! site
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Tips and Tricks for Process Modeling in Open Text Metastorm

by Bill Aronson | March 2011 | Enterprise Articles

Business is emotional. According to Gartner, there is now strong evidence that emotional engagement is four times more important than rational engagement. A successful strategy depends on the buy-in of people across the whole organization. One way of ensuring a buy-in is to use a methodology that is proven to deliver results. Nothing overcomes objections like success. So, here are top 10 tips for modeling with a bonus tip thrown in for free.

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Tips and Tricks for using Alfresco 3 Business Solutions

by Martin Bergljung | February 2011 | Content Management Open Source

Alfresco is an open source content management system written entirely in Java that can be run in a standard Servlet container, such as Apache Tomcat or a JEE server, such as JBoss. The Alfresco platform is built using many third-party open source Java libraries and it's good to know about these libraries as we will use many of them when building extensions and solutions.

This article will take a look at some tips and tricks for using Alfresco, such as:

  • Executing patches in a specific order
  • NTLM authentication
  • Content modeling manageability
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Tips and Tricks for Working with jQuery and WordPress

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | September 2010 | Open Source WordPress

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, author of Wordpress 3.0 jQuery, we will cover the following things:

  • Tips and tricks to properly load our jQuery scripts and making sure that they are compatible with other scripts, libraries, and plugins
  • Some tips and tricks for using Firefox and Firebug to speed and aid in your jQuery development
  • The virtues of valid WordPress markup and how you can make it easy on the site's content editors
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Tips and Tricks on Away3D 3.6

by Matthew Casperson | March 2011 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Matthew Casperson, author of Away3D 3.6 Essentials, you will learn how to optimize your Away3D applications, which will allow you to create spectacular 3D environments while maintaining a high level of performance.

  • Determining the current frame rate
  • Setting the maximum frame rate
  • Setting the stage quality
  • Modifying the size and scaling of the viewport
  • Triangle caching
  • Level Of Detail (LOD) 3D objects
  • The Away3D filter classes
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Tips and Tricks on BackTrack 4

by | May 2011 | Web Services Open Source

BackTrack is a penetration testing and security auditing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit any vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. Applying appropriate testing methodology with defined business objectives and a scheduled test plan will result in robust penetration testing of your network. In this article we will take a look at some tips and tricks to make the best use of BackTrack OS either in a commercial environment or an experimental test bed.

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Tips and Tricks on IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager

by | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM Content Management

This article, in the tips and tricks format, takes a good look at the components in IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager and the role each of them plays and how the interconnection existing in those components builds the existing models available to deploy ECM in our organization. This article might provide the right background trivia to make your use of the IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager simpler when dealing with the smaller problems.

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Tips and Tricks on Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6

by | January 2011 | .NET Microsoft Web Development

This article, in the tips and tricks format, takes a good look at the components in an App-V infrastructure and the role each of them plays and how the interconnection existing in those components builds the existing models available to deploy App-V in our organization.

The reader will benefit from the previous article on FAQ on Virtualization and Microsoft App-V.

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Tips and Tricks: Report Page in IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio

by Abhishek Sanghani | May 2010 |

In this article by Abhishek Sanghani, author of IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook, he from his experience shows some techniques to break boundaries and provides some features in reports that are not readily available in the Studio. It also talks about showing images dynamically (traffic lights), handling missing images, dynamic links to external website (for example, Google Maps), alternating drill links, showing tooltips on report, minimum column width and merged cells in Excel output.

In this article, we will cover

  • Showing images dynamically (Traffic light report)
  • Handling missing image issue
  • Dynamic links to external website (Google Map example)
  • Alternating drill link
  • Showing tool tips on reports
  • Achieving minimum column width
  • Merged cells in Excel output
  • Work sheet name in Excel output
  • Changing column titles conditionally
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