It can be difficult to combine multiple different frameworks into the same solution while working with new technologies. This article will focus on how to combine Silverlight 4, Windows Azure, and a WCF 4.0 (Windows Communication Foundation) service together.
In this article by David Burela, author of Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Azure Enterprise Integration, we will discuss the following topics:
- Combining Silverlight and Windows Azure projects
- Consuming an Azure-hosted WCF service within a Silverlight application
- Configuring the number of web roles
This article by Jonas X.Yuan, author of Liferay Portal Systems Development will introduce user management and password policy first. Then it will address authentication and authorization. LDAP and SSO integration will be introduced afterwards. Tracking and auditing services API will be addressed in detail after this. Finally, it will address scripting engine, polling, web services, WSRP, and the OSGi framework.
By the end of this article, you will have learned about the following:
- User management
- Password policy
- Authentication and authorization
- LDAP and SSO
- Tracking and auditing
- Rules engine and reporting engine
In this article by Amit Daliot, the author of Instant Axure RP Starter [Instant], we will learn how to prototype some commonly used UI design patterns using the key features of Axure. Axure prototyping enables you to create accurate, high fidelity mockups of applications and web services quickly and with no coding skills. By the end of this article, you will be able to work more efficiently with Axure and will be able to deliver detailed designs much faster.
Read Common design patterns and how to prototype them in full
Some of the things we will go through in this two-part article by Florian Rommel maybe not exactly be a requirement for the recovery process, but would still be useful to know and easier to understand when referenced.
In this part, things include what specific toolkits you should have installed, or at least have ready to be installed, on your DCs. We will also look at some tools for diagnosing problems, such as DcDiag.exe and NetDiag.exe to how you can use them to try and fix small issues.
We will first start with the software toolkits.Read Common Recovery Tools in Active Directory: Part 1 in full
In the previous part of this artice by Florian Rommel, we discussed software toolkits for your DCs and administration and diagnosing AD problems. In this part, things included are monitroing your AD with two utilities: Sonar and Ultrasound.Read Common Recovery Tools in Active Directory: Part 2 in full
One can imagine many scenarios where Dynamics CRM either publishes data to BizTalk Server or queries BizTalk-exposed service endpoints. For instance, when a customer requests a refund for a defective product, the call center agent may record this request in Dynamics CRM. After the phone call is over, Dynamics CRM should send a message to a returns processing system which handles the crediting of a customer's account. In another scenario, BizTalk Server may be the host of a data aggregation service which queries three enterprise systems that store "customer" data and aggregates the responses. Dynamics CRM may want to execute that service when a call center agent views a customer record so that they get a fuller picture of that customer's interactions with the company.
In this article by Richard Seroter, author of Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration, we will see how Dynamics CRM sends data to BizTalk Server.Read Communicating from Dynamics CRM to BizTalk Server in full
This article deals with the communication between the client and the server. The recipes in this article describe how to use the JPA in the server side and Data Transfer Objects (DTO) in the client side. It discusses how the GWT RPC mechanism allows the server and the client to pass Java objects back and forth.
In this article by Shamsuddin Ahammad, author of Google Web Toolkit 2 Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:
- Creating DTO classes
- Mapping entity classes and DTOs
- Creating a GWT RPC service
- Defining an RPC method to persist an object
- Calling an RPC method from a client UI
In this article by Gaurav Vaish, author of Getting Started with NoSQL, we will do a comparative study of the various products available in the market for implementing NoSQL—both open source as well as commercial.
Specifically, we compare the following products:
Amazon SimpleDB: http://aws.amazon.com/simpledb
Google Datastore: http://developers.google.com/appengine
This article is structured such that we first explore each point for comparison and then compare it across the products.Read Comparative Study of NoSQL Products in full
Voice Internet Protocol (VoIP) Telephony refers to the technology used for making telephone calls over the Internet. The two major technologies used to implement VoIP telephony are Asterisk and OpenSER. This article by Flavio E. Goncalves compares Asterisk and OpenSER topic by topic and shows the differences between them.Read Comparing Asterisk and OpenSER in full
MySQL introduced cursor in its release 5. You create a cursor to define a set of rows from one or more table that you want to access row-by-row sequentially. If your need is really to access the rows one at a time then use cursor. But a lot of data processing is actually set processing, and set processing is what relational database is best for.
This article by Djoni Darmawikarta compares cursor approach and set approach using various examples.Read Comparing Cursor and Set Approaches in Processing Relational Data in full
In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, we will take a closer look at the service module to evaluate potential actions that are triggered, based on service-related information. The concept introduced here will utilize the service module features to establish a guaranteed response time for customers. You will see that there are various angles to look at service. In addition to its more traditional view, service can be used to establish a service-level-type management for customers and the related sales opportunities. Basically, the service module can be used as a sophisticated alert system.Read Competitive Service and Contract Management in SAP Business ONE Implementation: Part 1 in full
In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, we will cover the following topics:
- Service workflow (from setup to operation) – In this section, we will configure the service module in a step-by-step manner.
- Limitations of the SAP service module – Based on the available features, we will discuss potential limitations of the service module.
- Evaluate potential add-ons for service – Add-ons which are proven to enhance the service module features, are available to overcome the limitations.
Handbrake is considered the Swiss Army knife of video conversion tools. Running on the three major operating system platforms, Handbrake can open a huge variety of formats, including common ones that others can't handle (like the titles in the MPEG TS structure of a DVD). Handbrake outputs to a small selection of efficient formats, including H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 ASP and Theora video. It has advanced features including chapter marking, subtitle inclusion and audio selection, plus filters for optimising video. On Linux, Handbrake can make use of the libdvdcss2 library to decrypt CSS-protected DVDs in-place during encoding, saving the need to use DVD Decrypter or another tool, usually through Wine. This article by Delan Azabani will guide you through the process for building Handbrake, installing it and converting video with it.Read Compiling and Running Handbrake in Ubuntu in full
This article by Robert Varkonyi, author of Drupal Rules How-to, explains the benefits of using Components by creating a Condition that can be re-used in other rule configurations.
In this scenario, we want to perform some action when a node is being commented on. But we only want to execute the action if the node was not created by the super admin (that is, user 1) and the node is either an article, or has an image field (field_image).Read Components - Reusing Rules, Conditions, and Actions in full
Taking snapshots and backups of data are regular tasks we come across. When it comes to a server or large data storage systems, regular backups are important. It is possible to automate backups via shell scripting. Archiving and compression seems to find usage in the everyday life of a system admin or a regular user. There are various compression formats that can be used in various ways so that best results can be obtained.
In this article by Sarath Lakshman, author of Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:
- Compressing with gunzip (gzip)
- Compressing with bunzip (bzip)
- Compressing with lzma
- Archiving and compressing with zip
- Heavy compression squashfs fileystem
Creating a navigation isn't complicated but there are a few things you have to know if you want to customize the navigation. In this article by Remo Laubacher, author of concrete5 Beginner's Guide, we'll have a deeper look at the autonav block you use to create dynamic navigation. It basically pulls a selection of pages from the sitemap and prints a hierarchical HTML structure which represents the navigation.
We're going to start with information about the use of the block. Afterwards we're going to create a series of templates for the block in order to change the look and the behavior of the navigation to explain the process of building a custom navigation in concrete5.Read concrete5: Mastering Auto-Nav for Advanced Navigation in full
This article by Thomas Mooney, author of Unreal Development Kit Game Design Cookbook contains lessons in adjusting configuration, scripts, and even supplying additional actors and Kismet actions. Everything here is about altering the editor or gameplay settings to provision a customized playing experience:
- Groundwork for adjusting configuration defaults
- Enabling the remote control for game inspection
- Changing the Play in Editor view resolution
- Removing the loading hints and similar articles
- Editing DefaultEngineUDK to allow 4096x4096 texture compression
- Setting the preview player size reference object
- Binding a keyboard shortcut to a player action
In this article by Paul Goodey, author of Salesforce CRM: The Definitive Admin Handbook, we will describe in detail the Salesforce CRM record storage features and user interface that can be customized such as objects, fields, and page layouts. In addition, we will see an overview of the relationship that exists between the profile and these customizable features that the profile controls.
This article looks at the methods for configuring and tailoring the application to suit the way your company information can be best represented within the Salesforce CRM application.Read Configuration in Salesforce CRM in full
This article by April Sims, author of the book Oracle Database 11g – Underground Advice for Database Administrators, gives an introduction to all of the latest manageability features found in Oracle 11g.Read Configuration, Release and Change Management with Oracle in full
In the previous article Developing an EJB 3.0 entity in WebLogic Server, we developed an EJB 3.0 entity using the Eclipse-WebLogic Server-MySQL combination.
In this article by Deepak Vohra, author of EJB 3.0 Database Persistence with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, you will learn the following:
- Creating a persistence configuration file
- Creating a session bean
- Creating a test client
- Deploying the EJB 3.0 entity in WebLogic Server
- Testing the EJB 3.0 entity client