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Implementation of SASS

by Alex Libby | March 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Alex Libby, author of SASS CSS How-to, we will cover the details of downloading and installing SASS as well as how SASS can be viewed in a browser.

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Implementation Case Study

by Andrew Bell Luis Augusto Weir | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

This article by Luis Augusto Weir and Andrew Bell, the authors of the book Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation, introduces a case study that will be further developed throughout the article. It will introduce a fictitious company that is looking to implement SOA Governance following a maturity assessment and a SOA Roadmap elaboration. The case study will help you to understand the concepts being presented in this article, as well as how to apply them to implement Oracle SOA Governance in an easily digestible form by illustrating the typical problems faced by organizations introducing governance, and how the benefits derived from its inception must be measurable and tangible.

The case study is based on actual scenarios experienced by the authors and therefore should provide a realistic view of the key challenges faced when implementing SOA Governance, and how they can be overcome.

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Images, colors, and backgrounds

by Roberto Ulloa | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Roberto Ulloa, the author of Kivy: Interactive Applications in Python, we will learn how to add images and colors to shapes and how to position graphics at a front or back level . We continue using the same Python code of the first section: python drawing.py --size=400x100.

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Image classification and feature extraction from images

by Joel Lawhead | October 2013 | Open Source

This article by Joel Lawhead, author of Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python, describes how to classify images and extract features from images with the help of pure Python.

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Illuminating a Scene

by Juan Jiménez García | October 2013 | Games Open Source

This article by Juan Jimenez Garcia, the author of Building 3D Models with modo 701, covers the main aspects of illuminating a scene. You will learn the different types of light, and how/when to use them, along with some tips to get a good illumination according to your scene.

Our main concerns will be the following:

  • Working with lights
  • Types of light
  • Illuminating a scene
  • Tips on lighting
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Identifying Key Elements for Joomla! Template Design

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | October 2007 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In the world of Joomla! websites where everyone has the same modules to work with, the three main things that will differentiate your site from all the others are the color scheme, graphic element style, and module placement.

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we will identify the key elements of a Joomla! template and discuss what considerations to make when contemplating your own design. You'll pick up some tips and tricks to help you define your color scheme and graphic style, as well as learn some standard techniques for optimizing and extracting images from your design while preparing to code it up.

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iClone 4.31 3D: Using Personas, iProps, and Helpers

by M.D. McCallum | October 2011 | Beginner's Guides

There are several AML-based Personas, Helpers, and iProps that are installed with iClone, which can help with many tasks. In this article by M D. McCallum, author of iClone 4.31 3D Animation Beginner's Guide , we are going to discuss some of these tasks here.

In this article we shall:

  • Have a basic overview of AML
  • Explore character personas
  • Work with AML driven templates
  • Use the AML driven helper for objects such as cars and planes

We'll get started with AML templates so let's just dive right in!

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Icinga Object Configuration

by Viranch Mehta | November 2013 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article written by Viranch Mehta, author of the book Icinga Network Monitoring, we will learn about a localhost monitoring setup and also how to receive notification.

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IBM's BPM BlueWorks

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

IBM's BPM BlueWorks is a cloud-based BPM entry point offering that allows business users (including leaders and analysts) to create, share, and collaborate on strategy maps, capability models, and process models. They can also leverage a vast collection of pre-built BPM content and contributions from other BPM experts and users around the world to move quickly from strategy mapping to process execution.

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 take a look at building strategy maps, capability maps, and process models using IBM BPM BlueWorks.

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IBM WebSphere MQ commands

by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

This article illustrates the working and setup of WebSphere MQ. In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will look at the WebSphere MQ commands we need to set up and administer the MQ environment.

In this article we will cover the following:

  • MQ queues
  • WebSphere MQ commands
  • Create/start/stop a Queue Manager
  • Issuing commands to a Queue Manager
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IBM WebSphere Application Server: Administration Tools

by Steve Robinson | September 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

WebSphere Application Server, often referred to simply as WAS, is a JEE-compliant application server platform. JEE stands for Java Enterprise Edition and was previously referred to as J2EE. JEE application servers provide functionality to deploy fault-tolerant, distributed, and multi-tier Java software.

In this article by Steve Robinson, author of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide, we will be covering a few of the command-line tools shipped with WAS to help you with problem diagnosis when WebSphere or applications are not running as they should. We will also introduce the IBM Support Assistant, a very powerful WebSphere Application Server (WAS) support tool, and walk through how to analyze a WAS log file using one of the many ISA add-ons.

Specifically we will cover the following topics:

  • Dumping namespaces
  • EAR expander
  • IBM Support Assistant (ISA)
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IBM WebSphere Application Server Security: A Threefold View

by Omar Siliceo | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment is IBM's flagship J2EE application server platform. It implements the J2EE technology stack. This stack enables the WebSphere Application Server platform to execute user's Java enterprise applications that perform business functions. There are several roles to using this platform such as architect, developer, and administrator, to mention a few. Within the administrator role, in turn, there are several functions such as installation, performance, security, and so on.

In this article by Omar Siliceo, author of the book IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security, we will cover the following:

  • The Enterprise Application Server infrastructure architecture view
  • The WebSphere Application Server architecture view
  • The WebSphere technology stack view
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IBM Tuesday Competition

by | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

Your chance to win 1 year's free subscription  to PacktLib every Tuesday!

To enter simply identify which IBM Book the jigsaw piece has been taken from

Correct answers will then be entered into a weekly raffle to win 1 year's subscription to PacktLib worth $220

This competition is now closed our lucky winners were: Anthony, Job Abraham and Michelle O'Rourke

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IBM Tuesday

by | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

Coming up to its 100th Anniversary, IBM isn't the only one celebrating this year...

On Tuesday 22nd February Packt has published an unprecedented three new IBM books in one day

To celebrate this occassion Packt has a special offer on all IBM print books

BUY ANY IBM PRINT BOOK AND RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY

Click here to enter Packt's IBM Tuesday Competition

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IBM SPSS Modeler – Pushing the Limits

by Keith McCormick | October 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

In this article, Keith McCormick co-author of IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook expresses pride in the fact that as a group of authors (Dean Abbott, Meta S. Brown, Tom Khabaza, and Scott R. Mutchler) that they have often provided the unexpected, the innovative, and boundary testing aspects of using Modeler everyday. Even the reviewers played a critical role in this. Two of the reviewers, Terry Taerum and Jesus Salcedo, made improvements to recipes and supplemented the recipes in the final days of the review process. All of the reviewers played a role in making the collection more innovative. Colin Shearer kindly observed in his Foreword:

“The author of this book are among the very best of these exponents, gurus who, in their brilliant and imaginative use of the tool, have pushed back the boundaries of applied analytics. By reading this article, you are learning from practitioners who have helped define the state of the art”

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IBM Rational Team Concert: Team Collaboration

by Suresh Krishna TC Fenstermaker | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

Software development is a collaborative effort needing active and timely input and response from all its members. Every day, project managers face ever-increasing pressures to produce high-quality software with increasing constraints. With IBM's Rational Team Concert collaborative software delivery environment, you can tremendously improve the productivity of your entire team through a web-based user interface, continuous builds, a customizable process with work support, team support, integration, and many more features.

This article by Suresh Krishna and Trebor Fenstermaker, authors of the book IBM Rational Team Concert 2 Essentials, introduces how Rational Team Concert takes care of some important collaboration challenges. We get an in-depth working knowledge on Mail Configuration, Instant Messaging, and Feeds in the Collaboration space.

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IBM Rational Team Concert 2: Agile Development

by Suresh Krishna TC Fenstermaker | March 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

Software development is a collaborative effort needing active and timely input and response from all its members. Every day, project managers face ever-increasing pressures to produce high-quality software with increasing constraints. With IBM's Rational Team Concert collaborative software delivery environment, you can tremendously improve the productivity of your entire team through a web-based user interface, continuous builds, a customizable process with work support, team support, integration, and many more features.

In this article by Suresh Krishna and Trebor Fenstermaker, authors of the book IBM Rational Team Concert 2 Essentials, we will take a look at agile development in Rational Team Concert.

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IBM Rational ClearCase: Challenges in Java Development

by Marc Girod Tatiana Shpichko | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

The unique features of clearmake fall short in at least two extremely significant contexts: Java and MultiSite. In this article by Marc Girod and Tatiana Shpichko, authors of IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations, we will analyze the causes of the problems related to Java development, examine the existing solutions, and propose directions for extensions.

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IBM Lotus Quickr Services Overview

by David Byrd | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

The IBM Lotus Quickr product line has grown from a diverse background of products to reach the point it is at today. Those lines reach as far back as Lotus QuickPlace, IBM WorkPlace, and WebSphere Portal more recently. Many components fell in place to define the Lotus Quickr 8.0 product that was released in 2007.

This article by David Byrd, author of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration, covers the following:

  • Architecture platforms of the Lotus Quickr product
  • Desktop Connectors
  • Interaction with Lotus Connections
  • Interaction with Enterprise Content Management Systems
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