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Innovation of Communication and Information Technologies

by Daniel Jonathan Valik | June 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Daniel Jonathan Valik, author of Microsoft Lync 2013 Unified Communications: From Telephony to Real Time Communication in the Digital Age we delve deep into the technologies, software solutions, and innovative communication capabilities. But before that let me first ask you several questions:

  • Have you ever considered how important communication is in your daily life?

  • How much do you communicate every day, or how many people do you converse with daily on various issues?

  • Is this exchange of information important and necessary?

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Inkscape: SVG Filter Effects

by Mihaela Jurković Rigel Di Scala | April 2011 | Open Source

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Inkscape is frequently mentioned, and lauded, as one of the best examples of open-source software available today. It is a mature, feature-full and flexible product, thanks to a very dedicated developer community. The latest version, 0.48, adds new tools, such as the Airbrush (which many have longed for), and advanced path editing, among many other additions and improvements.

In this article by Mihaela Jurković and Rigel Di Scala, authors of Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Blurring
  • Creating irregular edges using filters
  • Using lighting effects
  • Creating a red wax seal
  • Creating a brushed steel effect
  • Creating a water surface effect
  • Filtering all objects in a layer
  • Creating your own filter from scratch
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Inkscape: Live Path Effects

by Mihaela Jurković Rigel Di Scala | May 2011 | Open Source

Inkscape is frequently mentioned, and lauded, as one of the best examples of open-source software available today. It is a mature, feature-full and flexible product, thanks to a very dedicated developer community. The latest version, 0.48, adds new tools, such as the Airbrush (which many have longed for), and advanced path editing, among many other additions and improvements.

In this article by Mihaela Jurkovic and Rigel Di Scala, authors of Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Bending paths
  • Using Patterns along path
  • Using Envelope Deformation
  • Interpolating Sub-Paths
  • Stitching Sub-Paths
  • Creating gears
  • Creating hatches (rough)
  • Sketching shapes
  • Constructing grids
  • Creating rulers
  • Creating knots
  • Generating VonKoch fractals
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Inkscape Starter

by Bethany Hiitola | September 2011 | Open Source

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Get started with this quick introduction to Inkscape, its features, and the community

 

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Inkscape FAQs

by Bethany Hiitola | January 2011 | Open Source

The Inkscape graphics editor is powerful, but getting started is often difficult. With Inkscape, you can learn to build your first website design, create web page and desktop wallpapers with repeating pattern backgrounds and swirling designs. Incorporate icons and interactive maps on your website. Style and graphically manipulate text—from simple headings to shadowing, following paths, reflections, 3D effects, and more. Enhance your web pages using flowcharts, diagrams, and site maps and learn how to export them. Spruce it all up using animations.

In this article we will cover some of the most frequently asked questions on Inkscape such as;

  • What is Inkscape?
  • What platforms does Inkscape run on?
  • What is the interface of Inkscape like?
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Inheritance in Python

by Dusty Phillips | December 2010 | Open Source

In the programming world, duplicate code is considered evil. We should not have multiple copies of the same, or similar code in different places. There are many ways to merge similar pieces of code or objects with similar functionality. In this article by Dusty Phillips, author of Python 3 Object Oriented Programming, we'll be covering the most famous object-oriented principle: inheritance. Inheritance allows us to create "is a" relationships between two or more classes, abstracting common details into superclasses and storing specific ones in the subclass.

In particular, we'll be covering the Python syntax and principles for:

  • Basic inheritance
  • Inheriting from built-ins
  • Multiple inheritance
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Infinispan Data Grid: Infinispan and JBoss AS 7

by Francesco Marchioni Manik Surtani | August 2012 | JBoss Open Source

The Infinispan data grid platform is an open source data grid solution written in Java, providing features such as large data sets, heterogeneity, scalability, and much more. The Infinispan API is also embedded into the latest release of JBoss Application Server (7.1 at the time of writing).

In this article by Manik Surtani and Francesco Marchioni, the authors of Infinispan Data Grid Platform, we will cover the following topics:

  • At first we will shortly introduce shortly the new application server platform
  • Next we will show how you can configure and develop applications using Infinispan API on a JBoss AS 7 server

 

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Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with Moodle 1.9

by Paul Taylor | May 2010 | e-Learning Moodle Open Source

This article by Paul Taylor, author of the book Moodle 1.9 for Design and Technology, will deal with a system that will allow students to reflect on their own work through the setting of targets by staff and themselves. As with all things in Moodle, there are a number of ways to achieve this, but perhaps the most accessible is the third party module called the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) activity module, developed and maintained by ULCC and available at http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=1025&filter=1.

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Indexing in MySQL Admin

by Daniel Schneller Udo Schwedt | June 2010 | MySQL

In this article series by Daniel Schneller and Udo Schwedt, authors of MySQL Admin Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Adding indexes to tables
  • Adding a fulltext index
  • Creating a normalized text search column
  • Removing indexes from tables
  • Estimating InnoDB index space requirements
  • Using prefix primary keys
  • Choosing InnoDB primary key columns
  • Speeding up searches for (sub)domains
  • Finding duplicate indexes

Read the first part of this article series—Optimizing your MySQL Servers' performance using Indexes here.

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Indexing Data in Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server: Part2

by David Smiley | August 2009 | Open Source

This is the second part of two part article series by David Smiley. In Indexing Data in Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server: Part1, we reviewed the first two out of the four main mechanisms that Solr offers:

  • Solr's native XML
  • CSV (Character Separated Value)

In this part, we will review the later two mechanisms that Solr offers:

  • Direct Database and XML Import through Solr's DataImportHandler
  • Rich documents through Solr Cell

 

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Indexing Data in Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server: Part1

by David Smiley | August 2009 | Open Source

In this two part article series by David Smiley,we will learn how to index data in Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server. We're going to review the four main mechanisms that Solr offers:

  • Solr's native XML
  • CSV (Character Separated Value)
  • Direct Database and XML Import through Solr's DataImportHandler
  • Rich documents through Solr Cell

 

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Increasing Traffic to Your Blog with WordPress MU 2.8: Part1

by Lesley Harrison | October 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

Once we have our blog network setup, we need to spread the word about the blog network to make sure that as many slayers as possible start using the site. This article will cover some popular traffic and visitor retention enhancing features of WordPress MU such as tagging, pings, trackbacks, and RSS. In this article by Lesley Harrison, we will look at:

  • Allowing your visitors to use tags to categorize their posts
  • Advertising blog updates with pings
  • Sending trackbacks when you post about other blogs
  • Letting visitors subscribe to blogs via RSS feeds
  • Advertising blog updates on Twitter
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Increasing sales with Brainshark slideshows/documents

by Daniel Li | September 2013 | e-Commerce

In this article by Daniel Li, author of the book Instant Brainshark, we'll be looking at how to take full advantage of Brainshark's narrated slideshow functionality by following best practices in the presentation design. This will be covered using a list of tips, followed by why these best practices are followed in industry. Lastly, we will look into ways to aesthetically improve existing and future presentations.

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Increase Website Traffic for FREE

by | June 2007 | Open Source

There are many techniques to getting more visitors to your website or blog. Here are a few of the better ways of getting more visitors to your website. Oh, and they're all free and you should be able to implement most in just a few minutes.

Firstly, some things to keep in mind as you read these tips and tricks for getting more, free, website visitors...

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Including Google Maps in your Posts Using Apache Roller 4.0

by | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

This article by Alfonso Romero, teaches you how to take advantage of web services such as Google Maps, YouTube, and SlideShare and use Google Maps, YouTube, and SlideShare to embed maps, videos, and document presentations in your blog.

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Including Charts and Graphics in Pentaho Reports (Part 1)

by Will Gorman | September 2009 | Java Open Source

In this two-part article by Will Gorman, you'll learn how to incorporate charts and graphics into Pentaho Reports. You'll learn about the different types of charts supported, and how to configure them in Pentaho Report Designer. You'll also learn how to populate a chart with various types of data.

In addition to learning all about charts, this article also covers the various methods for including visual information in your report, including embedding images and Java graphics in your report.

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In-place Editing using PHP and Script.aculo.us

by Sridhar Rao | April 2009 | AJAX MySQL PHP Web Development

In this article by Sridhar Rao, we will learn about editing the content in the page without moving, dragging, or dropping it. This feature is called in-place editing. The key topics that we are going to explore in this article are:

  • Introduction to in-place editing
  • In-place editing: Definition and attributes
  • Code usage in examples
  • Tips and tricks involving in-place editing
  • Hands-on example: Handling at the server-side
  • Hands-on with InPlaceCollectionEditor
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Improving Your Development Speed

by Hudson Orsine Assumpção | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article written by Hudson Orsine Assumpção, the author of Getting Started with IntelliJ IDEA, provides a wide range of functionalities that will improve your development speed. It presents to you the main visual interface of the IDE and shows you how to improve your productivity using the features of IntelliJ IDEA such as the productivity guide, live templates, and navigation usabilities.

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