With Pulse SDK, we hardly need to write code for either on the server side, which is already taken care of by the server out of the box or on the client-side, which is taken care of by the PulseUI framework. In the previous article we were introduced to the Lobby and Room Management. In this article by Prashanth Hirematada, author of Flash 10 Multiplayer Game Essentials, we will see how we can directly use the PulseUI framework to jumpstart our multiplayer game as well as customize it to suit the needs for your game. Finally, once players either create a room or join an existing one, we will see how the game screen gets initialized and displayed for the game to start.
More specifically, we will learn the following:
- Creating a new game room
- Player management within game rooms
- Initializing the game screen
In this article by Prashanth Hirematada, author of Flash 10 Multiplayer Game Essentials, we will learn all about game lobby and game rooms, the management of which is essential for any multiplayer game.
More specifically, we will learn:
- States of a game room
In this article by Prashanth Hirematada, author of Flash 10 Multiplayer Game Essentials, we will explore the Hello World sample included in the Pulse package. We will focus on how things get initialized and the login process. We will also cover the Pulse framework functionalities. We will explore how the different screens for the game are managed by the PulseUI framework. Finally, we will explore some of the server-side challenges regarding player login and registration during a commercial game deployment.
Specifically, we will learn the following:
- Programming structure of a multiplayer game
- Game screen management with the PulseUI framework
- Detailed walk-through of the login process
- Login and registration in a typical multiplayer game deployment
In this article by Matt Perdeck, author of ASP.NET Site Performance Secret, we will cover the following:
- Missing indexes
- Clustered index
- Non-clustered index
- Included columns
- Selecting columns to give an index
- Maintaining indexes
- Expensive queries
Recently Ubuntu celebrated it's five-year anniversary. Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" marks five years since the initial release, 4.10 "Warty Warthog". This article by Christer Edwards outlines some of the things Ubuntu has brought to the Linux world, and what a major impact it has had in such a short amount of time. He has been using Ubuntu nearly that entire time, having joined the fun with the 5.04 release.Read Five Years of Ubuntu in full
In this article, by David Burns, author of Selenium 1.0 Testing Tools, we are going to have a first look at Selenium Remote Control. Selenium Remote Control is one of the most popular flavors of Selenium as it allows developers to write tests using their favorite language to test on different Browsers.
We shall cover topics such as:
- What is Selenium Remote Control
- Setting up Selenium Remote Control
- Running Selenium IDE tests with Selenium RC
- Selenium RC arguments
So let's get on with it...Read First Steps with Selenium RC in full
This article deals with the Scalix Administration Console (SAC). This web interface is the central point of administration for the Scalix server. User, group, and resource management are done here as well as controlling services and settings. In this article by Markus Feilner, we will take a short tour through the interface, add a first user, and have a closer look at the configuration options available for him/her. Towards the end, we will test the account by logging into the web client, and sending (and receiving) emails.Read First Steps with Scalix Admin Console and Scalix Web Access in full
In this article created by Donato Teutonico, the author of Instant R Starter, we will learn the features of R. R is a high-level language and an environment for data analysis and visualization. It provides an environment in which you can perform statistical analysis and produce high-quality graphics. It is actually a complete programming language, derived from the statistical programming language S. It has been developed and is maintained by a core of statistical programmers, with the support of a large community of users. It is most widely used for statistical computing and graphics, but is a fully functional programming language well suited to scientific programming, data management and data visualization in general.
The interaction with the R system is mainly command-driven, with the user typing in text and asking R to execute the specific command. As soon as you start R, a session will be opened, on which the commands may be introduced and the expression executed. Complex procedures can be implemented in scripts, which are executed as soon as they are loaded into the system or, more efficiently, as function, which can be loaded in the system and used when needed.Read First steps with R in full
This article by Damien Bruyndonckx, the author of the book Mastering Adobe Captivate 7, concentrates on publishing a movie. It is the process by which you make your Captivate projects available to the outside world. Most of the time, you'll publish your movies in the Adobe Flash format or the HTML5 format so that any student can enjoy the content of your online course across devices.Read Finishing Touches and Publishing in full
Before we discuss about fine-tuning the performance of the database for Dynamics NAV, it is important to discuss some key features of the Dynamics NAV application that comprise the core architecture of the application, and the majority of performance issues could be attributed to improper use or misuse of these features.
In this article, by Sharan Oberoi & Amit Sachdev, authors of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration, we will cover:
- Using indexes/keys in Dynamics NAV
- Investigating the performance of the database
- Updating statistics
Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) is an end to end enterprise application development framework built on Java and Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) technology stack. This is based on standard patterns and proven technologies, built with a motive of simplifying the technology complexity. Oracle ADF follows Model-View-Controller design (MVC) pattern, by adding definite roles to each layer.
A 'Fusion Web Application' is an enterprise web application built using ADF Faces for the view, ADF Model for data binding, and ADF Page Flow for the controller and ADF Business Components for business services. This article by Jobinesh Purushothaman, discusses basic guidelines on how to improve the performance and scalability of the view layer of a Fusion Web Application.Read Fine Tune the View layer of your Fusion Web Application in full
The more complex we make our site, the more likely it is that some sort of problem will occur. Because of this, it is vitally important for every one of us to get at least a basic understanding of how to diagnose, and preferably solve, any problems or bugs that we come across when building our site. Before we look at how to do that, we will cover some of the most common problems we may encounter when building and customizing our Joomla! sites, and why they occur. In this article by Daniel Chapman, we will be covering:
- Understanding common errors
- Common PHP related errors
- Common Server related errors
- Hacking the Joomla! core—consequences and considerations
- Getting Support—how to and etiquette
In this article by Chang Sau Sheong we will explore the 'Find closest' mashup plugin and map a fleet of kiosks in an online map. This mashup plugin allows your Rails website or application to have an additional feature that allows your users to find the location of the closest facility from a particular geographic location based on a specified search radius. This mashup plugin integrates with your existing website that has a database of locations of the facilities.Read Find closest mashup plugin with Ruby on Rails in full
Plone has a rich feature set and meets many needs without additional components. But you may add new features and meet many special needs by installing add-on components called products.
This article by Steve McMahon, co-author of Practical Plone 3: A Beginner's Guide to Building Powerful Websites, shows how to find and select add-on products for Plone. We’ll also learn how to install them, and review some of the best and most commonly used products.Read Find and Install Add-Ons that Expand Plone Functionality in full
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Filtering is one of the very powerful tools within NAV C/AL. Filtering is the application of defined limits on the data to be considered in a process. Filter structures can be applied in at least three different ways, depending on the design of the process.
Read Filtering in Microsoft® Dynamics™ NAV in full
Besides posting messages, our users also want to be able to upload files to share with other members of their team. Sounds good! But wait a minute, isn't file uploading a bit of a pain? First of all, we need to read the binary file data off the request, and then we need to figure out where to put the file. Do we store it on the file system, or in a database? Well, let's take a look.
In this article by Jon Dickinson, we will see how easy it is to manage file uploads and downloads in a Grails application.Read File Sharing in Grails in full
In this article by Robert Cowham and Neal Ralph Firth, authors of the book Learning Perforce CRM, we will explain regarding the file information. File information is the key to understanding the history of a repository, how a code base or set of files has evolved, and what is happening to it now.
File information is exposed in many parts of the P4V interface. In this article, we will cover how to make the most efficient use of the Perforce reporting commands to examine the information associated with a file. More importantly, we'll explain how to interpret this information to maximize the value it provides you.
In this article we will cover:
- Properties of files
- File versions and their relationship to changelists
- Finding files in the repository
- The many ways of referencing file versions
- Comparing different versions of files and folders
- Examining how file content has evolved over time
- Perforce file types and how they impact usage and workspaces
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In this article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5,we will delve into what a feed is and how to set them up in Lotus Notes. We will also look at how to view feeds. Then we will see how to set up our feeds so that we always receive the latest content from the websites we are interested in.
To summarize, this article will cover:
- What are feeds
- How to add feeds
- Viewing feeds
- How to manage our feeds