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Getting Started with Twitter Flight

by Tom Hamshere | October 2013 | Java Open Source Web Development

This article by Tom Hamshere, author of Getting Started with Twitter Flight, makes you understand that the number of JavaScript frameworks available today can be overwhelming, and when it comes to choosing one on which to base your application, you need to make the right decision. So, why choose Flight?

This article details Flight's advantages over other frameworks. This includes its shallow-learning curve, reliability, reusability, agnostic architecture, performance, and the idea of well-organized freedom. At the end of the article, you can find some specific scenarios such as single-page apps and classic web pages.

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Getting Started with the Development Environment Using Microsoft Content Management Server

by Lim Mei Ying Spencer Harbar Stefan Goßner | April 2010 | .NET Content Management Open Source

In the previous article by Spencer Harbar, Lim Mei Ying, and Stefan Gobner, authors of Enhancing Microsoft Content Management Server with ASP.NET 2.0, we learnt how to install and configure MCMS 2002 Service Pack 2 (SP2), along with SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 on a single developer workstation. In addition, we also covered the changes to the SP2 development environment and a number of tips for working within it. In this article, which is the third article of the article series, we will spend some time getting familiar with the MCMS Service Pack 2 development environment for Visual Studio 2005, which is slightly different from what we are used to with previous versions of Visual Studio. In addition we will create custom Visual Studio 2005 templates to overcome some of the issues that are present with the templates that shipped with MCMS SP2.

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Getting Started with the Citrix Access Gateway Product Family

by Andrew Mallett | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Andrew Mallet, author of Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials, we will explain Citrix Access Gateway in detail.

If you have ever tried navigating the range of products and vendor websites, you will be able to sympathize with those poor souls trying to come to terms with all of the different options that Citrix has for the Access Gateway products. So many choices! Soon, you will also find out that the costs of these products will vary from nothing to many thousands of dollars. The aim of this introduction is to help you become familiar with the range and make some informed decisions about which product is right for you. We will work with the VPX edition (virtual appliance); however, most of the configuration remains consistent between the models. Additionally, at this stage, we also need to show you where Citrix Access Gateway (CAG) will fit into your corporate remote access and security environment.

Specifically, in this article, the following topics will be looked at in detail:

  • Security and Remote Access solutions addressed by CAG

  • Citrix Access Gateway hardware

  • Citrix Access Gateway specifications

  • Citrix Access Gateway versions

  • Citrix Access Gateway VPX

  • Designing a secure Remote Access solution

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Getting Started with the Alfresco Records Management Module

by Dick Weisinger | January 2011 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

Before we get started with discussing the details of the Records Management software implementation, it is important to point out that the software implementation is only one element of a successful Records Management program. People, process, and culture often are as big, if not bigger, components than the software. With that in mind, let's now shift gears and begin our discussion of Alfresco Records Management software.

In this article by Dick Weisinger, author of Alfresco 3 Records Management, we will describe:

  • How to acquire and install Alfresco Records Management software
  • How to set up the Records Management site within Alfresco Share
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Getting Started with TeamCity

by Volodymyr Melymuka | February 2013 | Open Source

TeamCity is a very light instrument, easy to install, integrate, and maintain. It's a tool which helps you ensure that your software project not only compiles properly but can be assembled and (ideally) allowed to be delivered to operational destination production servers merely by glancing at the TeamCity welcome page. For distributed teams, it could give a priceless experience of having reliable codebase free from some forgotten to be committed source files and resources.

In this article by Volodymyr Melymuka, the author of TeamCity 7 Continuous Integration Essentials, we shall cover the following topics:

  • Features

  • Terms and concepts

  • Architecture

  • Build lifecycle

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Getting Started with SQL Developer: Part 1

by Sue Harper | December 2009 | MySQL Oracle PHP

This article by Sue Harper is all about preparing your environment, installation, and getting started with SQL Developer.

SQL Developer is easy to set up and use. The best way to learn is by practice, and for that you'll need a computer with access to an Oracle database and SQL Developer. This article assumes you have a computer with Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X installed, and that you have access to an Oracle database. It focuses on the alternative installations available for SQL Developer, where to find the product, and how to install it. Once your environment is set up, you can follow a quick product walk-through to familiarize yourself with the landscape. You'll create a few connections, touch on the various areas available (such as the SQL Worksheet and Reports navigator), and learn about the control of the windows and general product layout.

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Getting Started with Spring Security

by Peter Mularien Robert Winch | March 2013 | Java Open Source

In this article, we'll apply a minimal Spring Security configuration to start addressing the inadvertent privilege escalation due to lack of URL protection and general authentication. We will then build on the basic configuration to provide a customized experience for our users.

This article by Robert Winch, author of Spring Security 3.1 , will get you up and running with Spring Security and will provide you with a foundation for any other security-related tasks you will need to perform.

During the course of this article, we will:

  • Implement a basic level of security on the JBCP Calendar application, using Spring Security's automatic configuration option

  • Learn how to customize both the login and logout experience

  • Configure Spring Security to restrict access differently, depending upon the URL

  • Leverage Spring Security's expression-based access control

  • Conditionally display basic information about the logged-in user using Spring Security's JSP library

  • Determine the user's default location after login, based upon role

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Getting Started with Spring Python

by Greg L. Turnquist | December 2010 | Open Source

Spring Python takes the concepts of the Spring Framework and Spring Security, and brings them to the world of Python. It isn't a simple line-by-line port of the code. Instead, it takes some powerful ideas that were discovered in the realm of Java, and pragmatically applies them in the world of Python.

Spring (Java) provides many simple, easy-to-use functional parts to assemble applications instead of a monolithic framework to extend. Spring Python uses this same approach. This means we can use as little or as much Spring Python as we need to get the job done for each Python application.

In this article, by Greg Lee Turnquist, author of Spring Python 1.1, we will learn:

  • About Spring Python's a non-invasive API which makes it easy to use other libraries without having to make major changes to your own code base
  • How Spring Python uses inversion of control to decouple object creation from object usage to empower the developer
  • How Spring Python provides the means to help professional Python developers by offering a non-invasive API to easily access advanced services
  • The ways in which Spring Python offers professional Java developers an easy way to mix Python and Java together through the combination of Python/Jython/Java
  • How to install the library from both binary and source code
  • How extensible Spring Python is, and also some links to the Spring Python community
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Getting Started With Spring MVC - Developing the MVC components

by A.P.Rajshekhar | December 2009 | Java

The Spring framework with its support to multiple Data Access frameworks/libraries and light-weight IoC container has steadily grown in popularity. In this article by A.P.Rajshekhar, we will discuss the basics of Spring MVC. We will deal with the terms and terminologies related with Spring MVC and MVC. The later part of the article details the steps for developing components of a web-application using Spring MVC.

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Getting Started with Sphinx Search

by Abbas Ali | March 2011 | Open Source

Sphinx is a full-text search engine (generally standalone) which provides fast, relevant, efficient full-text search functionality to third-party applications. It was especially created to facilitate searches on SQL databases and integrates very well with scripting languages; such as PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, and Java. This article demonstrates some basic usage of Sphinx in order to test its installation. It also discusses full-text search and gives the reader an overview of Sphinx.

In this article by Abbas Ali, author of Sphinx Search Beginner's Guide, we will take a dive into full-text search and look at different advantages of it. We will then see how Sphinx utilizes full-text search and also learn about indexer, search and searchd utilities that come along with Sphinx. We will also see a very basic example of how Sphinx works.

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Getting Started with Selenium Grid

by David Burns | November 2010 | Beginner's Guides RAW Open Source

In this article, by David Burns, author of Selenium 1.0 Testing Tools, we are going to have a look at what Selenium Grid is and how we can set it up in different environments, including how to set it up on Amazon EC2. This will abstract the topography of where the tests are located so that your tests only have to worry about one address.

In this article we shall cover the following topics:

  • Setting up the Selenium Grid Hub
  • Setting up the Selenium Grid Remote Controls
  • Creating tests for the Grid

So let's get on with it...

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Getting Started with Scratch 1.4 (Part 2)

by | July 2009 | Open Source

In this two-part article by Michael Badger, we will get comfortable working with Scratch by covering some basic concepts. Each Scratch project contains sprites with costumes, scripts, blocks, and a stage with backgrounds. In the first part, we built a couple of sample scripts to demonstrate how we can control the sprites in a project. For example, we used motion to move the sprites and forever loops to keep the sprite moving.

In this part of the article, we will use broadcast messages to coordinate the actions of multiple sprites. We will conclude this article by sampling and remixing projects from Scratch's sample projects and from the Scratch web site.

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Getting Started with Scratch 1.4 (Part 1)

by | July 2009 | Open Source

The anticipation of learning a new programming language can sometimes leave us frozen on the starting line, not knowing what to expect or where to start. In this two-part article by Michael Badger, we will:

  • Take a tour of the Scratch interface
  • Create a couple of sample projects
  • Learn some basic Scratch programming concepts
  • Get our minds racing

Our specific objectives include:

  • Learning how to work with Scratch
  • Learning basic Scratch programming commands
  • Finding inspiration to fuel our creativity
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Getting started with Sage

by Craig Finch | June 2011 | Open Source

Sage is an open-source mathematical software system that helps you perform many mathematical tasks. Mathematical software systems like Sage have highly optimized functions that implement common numerical operations like integration, solving ordinary differential equations, and solving systems of equations. This article will take you through the process of installing Sage on various platforms.

In this article by Craig Finch, author of Sage Beginner's Guide, we shall:

  • Install a binary version of Sage on Windows and install a binary version of Sage on OS X
  • Install a binary version of Sage on GNU/Linux
  • Compile Sage from source
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Getting Started with RapidWeaver

by Joe Workman | September 2012 | Beginner's Guides Web Development

In this first article, we are going to hit the ground running. We are going to go from zero to a deployed website by the end of this article. This means that we are going to see an in-depth review of every setting.

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Getting Started with Python 2.6 Text Processing

by Jeff McNeil | January 2011 | Beginner's Guides Open Source

Python makes tasks like this quite painless through its clean and easy-to-understand syntax, vast community, and the available collection of additional utilities and modules.

In this article, by Jeff McNeil, author of Python 2.6 Text Processing Beginner's Guide, we shall:

  • Briefly introduce the data formats
  • Implement a simple ROT13 translator
  • Introduce you to basic processing via filter programs
  • Learn state machine basics
  • Learn how to install supporting libraries and components safely and without administrative access
  • Look at where to find more information on introductory topics
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Getting Started with PrimeFaces

by Mert Çalışkan Oleg Varaksin | April 2013 | Cookbooks Java Open Source

The purpose of the article, PrimeFaces—the rapidly evolving, JSF component suite, is to address a wide audience interested in modern, trend-setting Java or JEE web development. In this article by Mert Çalışkan and Oleg Varaksin, authors of PrimeFaces Cookbook, we will be provided with a sneak preview on some of the prime features of PrimeFaces, such as the AJAX processing mechanism and resource handling with Internationalization and Localizaiton, along with the necessary steps to implement a simple web application using PrimeFaces, which will give a head start to the user.

In this article  we will cover:

  • Setting up and configuring the PrimeFaces library

  • AJAX basics with Process and Update

  • Internationalization (i18n) and Localization (L10n)

  • Improved resource ordering

  • PrimeFaces scaffolding with Spring Roo

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Getting Started with PlayStation Mobile

by Michael Fleischauer | April 2013 | Cookbooks Games

In this article by Michael Fleischauer, author of PlayStation®Mobile Development Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Accessing the PlayStation Mobile portal

  • Installing the PlayStation Mobile SDK

  • Creating a simple game loop

  • Loading, displaying, and translating a textured image

  • "Hello World" drawing text on an image

  • Deploying to PlayStation Mobile certified Android devices

  • Deploying to a PlayStation Vita

  • Manipulating an image dynamically

  • Working with the filesystem

  • Handling system events

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Getting Started with Pentaho Data Integration

by María Carina Roldán | October 2013 | Beginner's Guides Open Source

This article is written by María Carina Roldán, author of the book, Pentaho Data Integration Beginner's Guide, Second Edition. Pentaho Data Integration or PDI is an engine along with a suite of tools responsible for the processes of Extracting, Transforming, and Loading; also known as ETL processes.

In this article, you will:

  • Learn what Pentaho Data Integration is
  • Install the software and start working with the PDI graphical designer
  • Install MySQL, a database engine that you will use when you start working with databases
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