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Administrating the MySQL Server with phpMyAdmin

by Marc Delisle | October 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP

This article, Marc Delisle, author of Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management, discusses how a system administrator can use the phpMyAdmin server management features for day-to-day user account maintenance, server verification, and server protection. The subject of how non-administrators can obtain server information from phpMyAdmin is also covered. Server administration is mostly done via the Server view, which is accessed via the menu tabs available on phpMyAdmin's home page.

Server administration is mostly done via the Server view, which is accessed via the menu tabs available on phpMyAdmin's home page.

This article specifically covers:

  • Managing users and their privileges
  • Database information
  • Server information
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ADO.NET Entity Framework

by Joydip Kanjilal | November 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this article, by Joydip Kanjilal, we will discuss entity framework for ADO.NET.

we will cover the following points:

  • Creating an Entity Data Model
  • Introducing the Entity Data Source Control
  • Implementing our first application using the ADO.NET Entity Framework
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Adobe Flash 11 Stage3D: Setting Up Our Tools

by Christer Kaitila | December 2011 | Beginner's Guides Web Graphics & Video

Adobe's Stage3D (previously codenamed Molehill) is a set of 3D APIs that has brought 3D to the Flash platform. Being a completely new technology, there were almost no resources to get you acquainted with this revolutionary platform, until now.

In this article by Christer Kaitila, author of Adobe Flash 11 Stage3D (Molehill) Game Programming, we will:

  • Obtain Flash 11 for your browser
  • Get all the tools ready to compile Stage3D games
  • Initialize 3D graphics in Flash
  • Send mesh and texture data to the video card
  • Animate a simple 3D scene
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Advanced Activities in BPEL

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

Business Process Execution Language (BPEL, aka WS-BPEL) has become the de facto standard for orchestrating services in SOA composite applications. BPEL reduces the gap between business requirements and applications and allows better alignment between business processes and underlying IT architecture.

In this article by Matjaz B. Juric, author of the book WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, we will familiarize ourselves with some important activities offered by BPEL, particularly activity names, loops, delays, empty activities, and process termination. We will not discuss concrete use cases where these activities can be used, because they are well known to developers. Let us first look at loops.

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Advanced aspects of Inserting and Deleting data in MySQL

by Daniel Schneller Udo Schwedt | September 2010 | Cookbooks MySQL Open Source

In this article, by Daniel Schneller & Udo Schwedt, authors of MySQL Admin Cookbook

  • Inserting new data and updating data if it already exists
  • Inserting data based on existing database content
  • Deleting all data from large tables
  • Deleting all but a fragment of a large table's data
  • Deleting all data incrementally from large tables
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Advanced Blog Management with Apache Roller 4.0: Part 1

by Alfonso V. Romero | January 2010 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

Basically, in this three-part article by Alfonso Romero, author of Apache Roller 4.0 – Beginner's Guide, we shall:

  • Learn to manage group blogs
  • Use aggregators and blog search engines such as Technorati to expand your Roller blog's audience
  • Configure Google webmaster tools for your Roller weblog
  • Use podcasts in your weblog entries to attract visitors that use podcatcher software such as iTunes
  • Use Google docs as a weblog client to publish entries in your Roller weblog
  • Use Planet Roller to aggregate external blogs along with your Roller blogs
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Advanced Collaboration using Alfresco Share

by Munwar Shariff Vinita Choudhary | July 2009 | Content Management Open Source

In this article by Munwar Shariff and Vinita Choudhary, you'll learn about Alfresco Share. We will walk you through The Alfresco Share User Interface, creating and managing collaborative web sites, customizing and managing your dashboard and a lot more.

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Advanced Configuration

by Wojciech Kocjan | March 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Wojciech Kocjan, author of the book Learning Nagios 4, we will learn some guidelines that will help you migrate from small (and increasing) Nagios setups to a flexible model by using templates and grouping effectively. Any experienced administrator knows that there is a huge difference between a working system and a properly configured system. Using this advice will help you and your team survive the switch from monitoring only critical services to checking the health of the majority of your IT infrastructure.

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Advanced Data Operations

by Max De Wilde Ruben Verborgh | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Max De Wilde and Ruben Verborgh, the authors of the book Using OpenRefine, we dive deeper into dataset repair, demonstrating some of the more sophisticated data operations OpenRefine has to offer. OpenRefine (ex-Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data, cleaning it, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases like Freebase. The true power of OpenRefine only emerges when you dive into its more advanced features. This article will therefore shed light on the following:

  • Recipe 1 – handling multi-valued cells
  • Recipe 3 – clustering similar cells

Let's start with recipe 1.

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Advanced Effects using Blender Particle System

by Reynante Martinez | August 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In the previous articles, Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System and Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System- A Sequel, by Reynante Martinez, we discussed about the general usage and concepts behind Blender's Particle System and found some cool ways to extend it further. We also discussed several types of the particle system as well as some practical results that can be derived from it like: dust, smoke, fire/flame, bubbles, rock slide animation, and hair/fur/grass.

This time around and as I promised in the previous articles, I'll tackle more advanced usages and features of Blender's particle system which are as follows:

  • Disintegration effect
  • Multiple particle systems
  • Boids
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Advanced Effects using Blender Particle System: A Sequel

by | August 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In the previous article by Reynante Martinez, we saw the disintegration effect in Blender's Particle System. In this article we will tackle some more features of Blender's particle system which are as follows:

  • Multiple particle systems
  • Boids
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Advanced Hadoop MapReduce Administration

by Srinath Perera Thilina Gunarathne | April 2013 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article by Srinath Perera and Thilina Gunarathne, authors of Hadoop MapReduce Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Tuning Hadoop configurations for cluster deployments

  • Running benchmarks to verify the Hadoop installation

  • Reusing Java VMs to improve the performance

  • Fault tolerance and speculative execution

  • Debug scripts – analyzing task failures

  • Setting failure percentages and skipping bad records

  • Shared-user Hadoop clusters – using fair and other schedulers

  • Hadoop security – integrating with Kerberos

  • Using the Hadoop Tool interface

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Advanced Image Processing with ImageJ

by Javier Pascau José María Mateos Pérez | September 2013 | Open Source

In this article, by José María Mateos Pérez, Javier Pascau, the authors of Image Processing with ImageJ, discusses how to extend our abilities to measure and manipulate our images First we will learn what are selections, regions of interest, and overlays, and how to work with them and what can be measured using these tools. After this, we will focus on some classic image processing both in spatial and frequency domains, understanding what that means. Finally, we will see how particle analysis can be done in ImageJ.

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Advanced Indexing and Array Concepts

by Ivan Idris | December 2012 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article by Ivan Idris, the author of NumPy Cookbook, we will learn some of NumPy's more advanced and tricky indexing techniques. NumPy has very efficient arrays that are easy to use due to their powerful indexing mechanism. NumPy is famous for its efficient arrays. This fame is partly due to the ease of indexing. We will demonstrate advanced indexing tricks using images.

In this article, we will cover:

  • Installing SciPy

  • Installing PIL

  • Resizing images

  • Comparing views and copies

  • Flipping Lena

  • Fancy indexing

  • Indexing with a list of locations

  • Indexing with booleans

  • Stride tricks for Sudoku

  • Broadcasting arrays

Before diving into indexing, we will install the necessary software — SciPy and PIL. Some of the examples in this article will involve manipulating images. In order to do that, we will require the Python Image Library (PIL); but don't worry, instructions and pointers to help you install PIL and other necessary Python software are given throughout the article, when necessary.

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Advanced JIRA 5.2 Features

by Patrick Li | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Patrick Li, author of JIRA 5.2 Essentials , we will take a look at two add-ons that can transform your JIRA to be more than just a simple issue-tracking system. By the end of the article, you will have learned how to:

  • Run agile projects in JIRA with GreenHopper
  • Collect feedback from visitors directly on your website with Issue Collector
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Advanced Lighting in 3D Graphics with XNA Game Studio 4.0

by Sean James | December 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

By the end of the previous article, Introduction to HLSL in 3D Graphics with XNA Game Studio 4.0, we had developed a system to draw a model with custom effects and we had created an effect that rendered a directional light shining onto a model. This is useful if we want a scene with only sunlight, for example, but what if we wanted to light up a specific area? To start with, we'd need a light type that more accurately models real world lights—the "point" light. We will start this article by implementing this type of light in HLSL. We will then look at a similar light type—the "spot" light. We will spend the rest of the article, by Sean James, author of 3D Graphics with XNA Game Studio 4.0, looking at two ways to draw multiple lights at the same time.

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Advanced Matplotlib: Part 1

by Sandro Tosi | October 2009 | Open Source

In this article by Sandro Tosi we are about to explore some advanced aspects of Matplotlib. The topics that we are going to cover in detail are:

  • Matplotlib's object-oriented interface
  • Subplots and multiple figures
  • Additional and shared axes
  • Logarithmic scaled axes
  • Date plotting with ticks formatting and locators
  • Text properties, fonts, LaTeX typewriting
  • Contour plots and image plotting
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