Technically, web services are part of the web role, but their use and development are so distinctly different than web forms that we'll look at these separately. The web services themselves can be written in any language supported by Azure, but utilizing the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) libraries in .NET greatly simplifies the development of web services. The simple storage services have their own REST API and client library developed, but if we want to add data into SQL Azure, we'll have to create our own web services.
In this article by Richard J. Dudley and Nathan A. Duchene, authors of Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development, we'll:
- Gain an overview of WCF services
- Build the WCF service for the Jupiter Motors portal
Quality is a key to success of service-oriented projects. Utilization of proper tools is important to the outcome of web service testing methodology. Being the leading open source web services testing tool, soapUI helps to build robust and flexible automated tests in a productive manner.
In this article by Charitha Kankanamge, author of Web Services Testing with soapUI, we will cover:
- Overview of some of the key characteristics of web services
- The role of web services in SOA
- Approaches of testing web services
- Web services testing challenges
- Introduction to soapUI
- Installing soapUI
Web services are one of the key building blocks of service-oriented solutions. Because of their usage and importance in the enterprise applications, the project teams are expected to be knowledgeable and familiar with the technologies which are associated with web services and service-oriented architecture(SOA).Read Web Services Testing and soapUI in full
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), as an architectural platform, is adopted today by many businesses as an efficient means for integrating enterprise applications built of Web services—loosely coupled pieces of software that encapsulate their logic within a distinct context and can be easily combined into a composite solution. Although building applications that enable remote access to resources and functionality is not new, doing so according to the principles of service orientation, such as loose coupling, represents a relatively new approach to building composite solutions.Read Web Services, SOA, and WS-BPEL Technologies in full
In this article created by Stefan Sjogelid, author of Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents we'll use sight as our gear of perception. We're going to show you how to get the most out of your webcam, help you secure your perimeter, and then end it on a high note with some mindless mischief.Read Webcam and Video Wizardry in full
Objects in 3D scenes can have actions on their own. For instance, in a racing car game, each car has its own speed and trajectory. In a first-person shooting game your enemies can hide behind barricades then come and fight you or run away. In general, each one of these actions is modeled as a matrix transformation that is attached to the corresponding actor in the scene. These are called local transforms.
In this article by Diego Cantor author of WebGL Beginner’s Guide, we will study different techniques to make use of local transforms.Read WebGL: Animating a 3D scene in full
This article by Luca Masini and Rinaldi Vincenzo, authors of Securing WebLogic Server 12c, covers every aspect you need to consider for activating an internal user and group structure. Here, you can also find a very useful section about errors and debugging tips, needed to resolve your configuration issues.Read WebLogic Security Realm in full
In this article by Vangos Pterneas, the author of Getting Started with HTML5 WebSocket Programming, we will get an overview of WebSocket. We will also learn about Postback and AJAX. Finally, we will conclude with the concepts of HTML5.Read WebSocket – a Handshake! in full
In this article by David R. Heffelfinger, the author of Java EE 7 GlassFish 4 Application Server, you will learn how to develop web-based applications that feature full duplex communication between the browser and the server as opposed to relying on the traditional HTTP request/response cycle.
In this article, we will cover the following topics:
- Developing WebSocket server endpoints
- Developing WebSocket clients in Java
In the previous articles IBM WebSphere MQ commands and MQ Listener, Channel and Queue Management, we illustrated the working and setup of WebSphere MQ and we also took a look at how we manage the WebSphere MQ Listeners, channels and queues respectively.
In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will take a look at the following:
- MQ sample programs
- Dead Letter Queue handler
- WebSphere MQ message format
- MQ error messages
This article created by Andros T. Sturgeon and Shoban Kumar, authors of the book Getting Started with Paint.NET, will provide a quick overview of Paint.NET, some of its functions, and how to install the program using a step-by-step approach. It also goes over the main window and functions of Paint.NET
Paint.NET is a free, reliable program that rivals the most expensive photo editing programs on the market. Now, let us dive into the basic concepts of this software.
In this article will cover a general review of Paint.NET and what you need to do to get it, install it, and prepare it for use.
The topics covered are as follows:
- System requirements
- Downloading and installing Paint.NET
Nothing captures the attention more than an interesting image. If you take an amazing picture with any camera, chances are you will have to process it on some level.
Whether you add a filter, change the color, or add an effect; a small change can turn an average image into a great one. Paint.NET is a Windows-based image editing program that gives you the ability to manipulate images professionally. It rivals similar software that can cost hundreds of dollars. The best part about Paint.NET is that it is a freeware, meaning it's completely free.Read Welcome to Paint.NET in full
In this article by Eric Tiggeler author of Joomla! 3 Beginner’s Guide, we will:
Customize the home page settings
Create a different kind of home page
Create and tweak category overview pages
Create different layouts for different types of overview pages
So, let's start tweaking the CORBA home page!Read Welcoming your Visitors: Creating Attractive Home Pages and Overview Pages in full
In this article by Anurag Acharya, author of Instant Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Dimensions and Cube, we will learn what SSAS 2012 is, why we need it, and then thread on a bit of description of the SSAS history. We will also discuss the architecture of SSAS 2012 with their data models, the future of SSAS 2012, along with what's new in SSAS 2012. After that we will talk about the SSAS dimensions and cube.Read What are SSAS 2012 dimensions and cube? in full
Sage is a powerful tool—but you don't have to take my word for it. This article will showcase a few of the things that Sage can do to enhance your work. Look at the things Sage can do, and start to think about how Sage might be useful to you.
In this article by Craig Finch, author of Sage Beginner's Guide, you will see how Sage can be used for:
- Making simple numerical calculations
- Performing symbolic calculations
- Solving systems of equations and ordinary differential equations
- Making plots in two and three dimensions
- Analysing experimental data and fitting models
This article, written by Pankaj Sharma, the author of Instant Premium Drupal Themes discusses about the advantages of using the Drupal platform. Drupal is an open source content management platform. It is being used by millions of websites and this count is increasing with each day. Drupal can be used to create website of any category and domain.Read What is Drupal? in full
This article by Mat Johns, the author of Getting Started with Hazelcast, gives a brief description about Hazelcast. By the end of this article, you will be aware that Hazelcast is a radical new approach to data, designed from the ground up around distribution. It embraces a new scalable way of thinking. The major feature about Hazelcast is its master less nature; each node is configured to be functionally the same.
Most, if not all, applications need to store some data, some applications far more than others. By holding this article in your eager hands and starting to flip through its pages, it might be safe to assume you have previously worked to architect, develop, or support applications more towards the latter end of that scale. We could imagine that you are all too painfully familiar with the common pitfalls and issues that tend to crop up around scaling or distributing your data layer. But to make sure we are all up to speed, in this article, we shall examine:
- Traditional approaches to data persistence
- How caches have helped improve performance, but bring about their own problems
- Hazelcast's fresh approach to the problem
- A brief overview its generic capabilities
- Summary of what type of problems we might solve using it
This article by Ciro Cardoso, author of Getting Started with Lumion 3D, will give a general overview of Lumion, where you will learn why to use Lumion and what final quality we can get with this application. It will also help you to learn how to use and tweak more than 500 ready-to-use materials that Lumion has.Read What is Lumion? in full
This article by Francisco Munoz Alvarez and Aman Sharma, the authors of Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide, covers topics such as pluggable database, RMAN's new features and enhancements, and Data Pump's new features and enhancements.
In this article, we will cover the following topics:
- Pluggable database
- RMAN's new features and enhancements
- Data Pump's new features and enhancements
In this article by Alessio Di Lorenzo and Giovanni Allegri, the authors of the book Instant OpenLayers Starter, we will discuss some basic points about OpenLayers
This article created by Hemant Kumar Mehta, the author of Getting Started with Oracle Public Cloud, discusses various cloud services offered by Oracle and the architecture of the Oracle Cloud Services. The following topics will be covered in this article:
- A brief review of cloud computing concepts
- Oracle Cloud Services
- Application Services
- Social Services
- Platform Services
- Common Infrastructure Services
- Oracle Managed Services
- Architecture of Oracle Cloud solution
- Trying Oracle Public Cloud Services