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Zurb Foundation – an Overview

by Andrew D. Patterson | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

Every web architect, designer, or builder needs a toolkit. From text editors to graphic programs, from table structures to fluid style sheets, the web designer has many tools and techniques to choose from. In this article by Andrew D. Patterson, author of Getting Started with Zurb Foundation 4, we will see how Zurb's Foundation framework can be used as an excellent kit for today's web layout. It's fluid and it's easy to work with. It has an excellent grid system and has over two dozen CSS components and JavaScript plugins.

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Zenoss: Creating Custom Reports

by | May 2011 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

For system administrators, network engineers, and security analysts, it is essential to keep a track of network traffic. Zenoss Core is an enterprise-level systems and network monitoring solution that can be as complex as you need it to be. While just about anyone can install it, turn it on, and monitor "something", Zenoss Core has a complicated interface packed with features. The interface has been drastically improved over version 2.

In this article by Michael Badger, author of Zenoss Core 3.x Network and System Monitoring, we're going to query the Zenoss Core data model to create custom reports. And we'll do it from the graphical interface provided by the Custom Device Report interface. Our topic includes:

  • Custom Device Reports and how to use zendmd to explore the data model

Let's start with a simple custom device report.

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Zenoss Core 3: Tips and Tricks

by | May 2011 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

For system administrators, network engineers, and security analysts, it is essential to keep a track of network traffic. Zenoss Core is an enterprise-level systems and network monitoring solution that can be as complex as you need it to be. While just about anyone can install it, turn it on, and monitor "something", Zenoss Core has a complicated interface packed with features. The interface has been drastically improved over version 2. This article will take a look at some tips and tricks for using Zenoss Core 3, such as:

  • Zeneventlog—unable to connect to Windows
  • Acknowledging an event
  • Testing syslog configuration with Logger
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Zenoss Core 3.x: Device Setup and Administration

by | April 2011 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

For system administrators, network engineers, and security analysts, it is essential to keep a track of network traffic. Zenoss Core is an enterprise-level systems and network monitoring solution that can be as complex as you need it to be. While just about anyone can install it, turn it on, and monitor "something", Zenoss Core has a complicated interface packed with features. The interface has been drastically improved over version 2.

In this article by Michael Badger, author of Zenoss Core 3.x Network and System Monitoring, we will:

  • Organize devices by class, location, system, and group
  • Model devices via SNMP, WMI, and Zenoss Plugins
  • Troubleshoot our Zenoss Core data collection
  • Administer device properties
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Zen Gift of Education

by Mayank Sharma | January 2008 | Moodle Open Source

ZenEdu is a Live distribution that packs a whole bunch of educational tools on top of the Slackware-based light-weight and zippy Zenwalk Linux. Since learning is the core idea behind the distro, it goes beyond traditional curriculum subjects and also packs tools that'll teach students the basics of programming and music.

What sets ZenEdu apart from other educational distros is that it bundles other productivity tools as well. This includes general-purpose applications like the IceWeasel web browser, IceDove email client, Pidgin for instant messaging, Kompozer for authoring web pages, and OpenOffice.org for word processing.

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ZBrush FAQs

by Manuel Scherer | April 2011 | Beginner's Guides

Since ZBrush was released, it dramatically changed the way game art is created. It is unmatched in its speed for creating highly detailed models and thus, is widely used in the games and film industry. We could even say that if you want to be a game artist today, ZBrush is considered a standard. This article will attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions on ZBrush, such as:

  • Why do we use ZBrush and why is it so widely used in the game and film industry?
  • What are ZSpheres?
  • What is the difference between 2D, 2.5D, and 3D images in ZBrush?
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ZBrush 4: Modeling a Creature with ZSketch

by Manuel Scherer | April 2011 | Beginner's Guides

Since ZBrush was released, it dramatically changed the way game art is created. It is unmatched in its speed for creating highly detailed models and thus, is widely used in the games and film industry. We could even say that if you want to be a game artist today, ZBrush is considered a standard. A few years ago, ZBrush was used only for organic modeling. With ZBrush 4.0 this changed dramatically and you can now sculpt mechanical spaceships as well as organic creatures.

In this article by Manuel Scherer, author of ZBrush 4 Sculpting for Games: Beginner's Guide, we'll cover:

  • Organizing a complex mesh using armatures
  • Freeform sculpting with ZSpheres/ZSketch
  • Modeling for animation
  • Mesh conversion with Unified Skinning
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ZBrush 4 Sculpting: Preparing the Creature for Games

by Manuel Scherer | March 2011 | Beginner's Guides

Since ZBrush was released, it dramatically changed the way game art is created. It is unmatched in its speed for creating highly detailed models and thus, is widely used in the games and film industry. We could even say that if you want to be a game artist today, ZBrush is considered a standard. A few years ago, ZBrush was used only for organic modeling. With ZBrush 4.0 this changed dramatically and you can now sculpt mechanical spaceships as well as organic creatures.

In this article by Manuel Scherer, author of ZBrush 4 Sculpting for Games: Beginner's Guide, we'll cover the following topics in detail:

  • Building a low-poly in-game mesh with retopologize
  • Projecting the details onto our new topology
  • Fixing potential errors that may pop up
  • Extending ZBrush's capabilities with plug-ins
  • Unwrapping our mesh with UV Master
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YUI Test

by Hazem Saleh | March 2013 | Java Open Source

This article will help you to learn what YUI Test is and how to use this JavaScript unit testing framework for testing JavaScript code. In this article by Hazem Saleh, author of JavaScript Unit Testing ,we will cover the following topics:

  • Basics of YUI Test framework

  • Writing your first YUI test

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YUI Test

by Hazem Saleh | March 2013 | Java Open Source

This article will help you to learn what YUI Test is and how to use this JavaScript unit testing framework for testing JavaScript code. In this article by Hazem Saleh, author of JavaScript Unit Testing we will cover the following topics:

 

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YUI 2.X: Using Event Component

by Matt Snider | December 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

The Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library is a set of utilities and controls, written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML, and AJAX.

In this article by Matt Snider, author of the book Yahoo! User Interface Library 2.x Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Using YUI to attach Javascript event listeners
  • Event normalization functions
  • Removing event listeners
  • Listening for key events
  • Using special YUI-only events
  • Using YUI helper functions
  • Using custom events
  • The simple way to add custom events to classes
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    YUI 2.8: Rich Text Editor

    by Dan Wellman Daniel Barreiro | July 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

    In this article by Daniel Barreiro and Dan Wellman, authors of the book YUI 2.8: Learning the Library, we see the Rich Text Editor, which allows our users to create enhanced text as one of the most popular forms of user interaction over the Internet is user-created content.

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    YUI 2.8: Menus

    by Dan Wellman Daniel Barreiro | July 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

    In this article by Daniel Barreiro and Dan Wellman, authors of the book YUI 2.8: Learning the Library, we're going to look at a very common web page element: navigation menus. The Menu widget provides a timesaving and code-efficient solution to common website application requirements.

    The skills that you will take away from this article include:

    • How to implement a basic navigation menu
    • How to override the default sam skin
    • How to create an application-style menu bar
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    Your first step towards Hyper-V Replica

    by Vangel Krstevski | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

    In this article created by Vangel Krstevski, the author of the book Hyper-V Replica Essentials, you will get an idea of configuring Hyper-V Replica in various deployment scenarios, which will help you learn how to configure this new feature and improve the systems' availability in your datacenter.

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    Your First Page with PHP-Nuke

    by Douglas Paterson | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

    In the previous article by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, you learned how to install PHP-Nuke on a local machine running an Apache/MySQL/PHP (AMP) environment.

    In this article, which is the third article of the article series, you'll familiarize yourself with a visitor's-eye view of the PHP-Nuke world and make your first modifications to the site.

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    Your First ASP.NET MVC Application

    by Maarten Balliauw | March 2009 | .NET Microsoft

    When downloading and installing the ASP.NET MVC framework SDK, a new project template is installed in Visual Studio—the ASP.NET MVC project template. This article by Maarten Balliauw describes how to use this template. We will briefly touch all aspects of ASP.NET MVC by creating a new ASP.NET MVC web application based on this Visual Studio template. Besides view, controller, and model, new concepts including ViewData—a means of transferring data between controller and view, routing—the link between a web browser URL and a specific action method inside a controller, and unit testing of a controller are also illustrated in this article.

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    Your First Application in Aptana RadRails

    by Javier Ramírez | June 2009 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

    In this article by Javier Ramírez, you will learn to create your first application in Aptana RadRails.

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    Your First Application

    by Raphaël Saunier | January 2014 | Open Source Web Development

    Having learned about the conventions and responsibilities in Laravel, and how to create a new project with Composer, you are now ready to build your first application!

    In this article by Raphaël Saunier, author of Getting Started with Laravel 4, you will use the concepts presented previously in a practical way and learn how to do the following:

    • Sketch out the URLs and entities of your application
    • Troubleshoot common issues when getting started
    • Define the routes and their actions as well as the models and their relationships
    • Prepare your database and learn how to interact with it using Eloquent
    • Use the Blade template language to create hierarchical layouts

    The first step in creating a web application is to identify and define its requirements. Then, once the main features have been formulated, we derive the main entities as well as the URL structure of the application. Having a well-defined set of requirements and URLs is also essential for other tasks such as testing; this will be covered later in the book.

    A lot of new concepts are presented in this article. If you have trouble understanding something or if you are not quite sure where to place a particular snippet of code, you can download the annotated source code of the application on http://packtpub.com/support, which will help you to follow along.

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    Yii: Adding Users and User Management to Your Site

    by James R. Hamilton III Lauren J. O'Meara | February 2013 | Open Source PHP Web Development

    As web developers, we are always looking for new and better tools to help us develop quality websites. Yii caught our eye as a great framework. It is known for performance. In addition to its speed, Yii provides great tools and features to help you get your job done quickly.

    In this article by Lauren J. O'Meara and James R. Hamilton III, authors of Yii Rapid Application Development Hotshot, we will add a user table to the application database, and then generate the Yii scaffolding and customize it. We will extend the user management interface to utilize our user table fields.

     

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    Yii 1.1: Using Zii Components

    by Alexander Makarov | September 2011 | Open Source PHP Web Development

    Yii is a very flexible and high-performance application development framework written in PHP. It helps building web applications from small ones to large-scale enterprise applications. The framework name stands for Yes It Is.

    In this article by Alexander Makarov, author of Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:

    • Using data providers
    • Using grids
    • Using lists
    • Creating custom grid columns
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