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Getting into the Store

by Michael Quandt | October 2013 | Games Open Source

In this article by Michael Quandt, author of Learning Windows 8 Game Development, we will learn the following:

  • Getting a Windows Store account
  • Creating your game/reserving a name
  • Windows Application Certification Kit
  • Creating packages for the store
  • Screenshots and icons
  • Game ratings
  • Submitting to the store
  • Common issues with certification
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Getting Familiar with the Story Features

by Liz Staley | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Liz Staley, the author of Mastering Manga Studio 5, we will cover:

  • Making a new story file
  • Creating and working with custom page templates
  • Saving custom page templates
  • Navigating the Story tab
  • Organizing pages
  • Viewing options
  • Easy text entry with the Story Editor mode
  • Changing font face and size
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Getting Dynamics NAV 2013 on Your Computer – For (Almost) Free

by Alex Chow | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

"Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say." – Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham

 

This article by Alex Chow, the author of Getting Started with Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Development , will walk you through downloading and installing Dynamics NAV on your computer so that you can try out the software without having to hire external consultants or piece together online information.

 

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Getting a Jump-Start with IronPython

by Darrell Hawley | May 2009 | Open Source

As a .NET developer, you’ve probably heard IronPython mentioned in a blog post or an article, but do you know what it is? IronPython is Microsoft’s implementation of the Python language. Python is known for readability and its’ proponents claim that applications written with Python are done faster, use fewer lines of code and are more maintainable than those written using more traditional languages. The great thing about IronPython is that you get the advantages of the language, while being able to leverage your knowledge of the .NET framework. In this article by Darrell Hawley, we will cover a few basic aspects of IronPython and use them to create a Windows Form.

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Get Connected – Bluetooth Basics

by Matt Cavanagh | September 2013 |

Netduinos are great, and it is useful being able to attach a button or sensor to make it do something, but what if you want to control it with another device? What if you want to use your phone to turn LEDs on and off, or even drive a buggy around from across the living room?

Well, that's where Bluetooth comes in! In this article Matt Cavanagh, the author of Netduino Home Automation Projects, we will cover:

  • How to connect a Bluetooth module
  • Sending and receiving messages via Bluetooth
  • Skills that can be applied to a variety of projects
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Gesture

by Paul F. Johnson | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Paul F. Johnson, the author of the book "Xamarin Mobile Application Development for iOS" has explained the merits of using gestures in application and how it enriches the whole application's functionality.

We will be covering the following topics in this article:

  • What is a gesture?
  • Adding gestures to the UI
  • Handling gestures
  • Handling drag-and-drop
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Geronimo Plugins

by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru | November 2009 | Java Open Source

Apache Geronimo provides a mechanism for users to extend its functionality through plugins. In this article by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru, we will explore how to extend the functionality of Apache Geronimo, by using Geronimo plugins. In fact, all of the Java EE functionality in Apache Geronimo is installed as plugins. For example, the web services functionality is provided through the Axis, Axis2, and CXF plugins. EJB functionality is provided through the OpenEJB plugin, and so on. Therefore, if you want to extend the server to provide new functionality, such as job scheduling, then you can write a plugin to integrate a scheduler (such as Quartz) into Apache Geronimo. There are also a large number of plugins available for Apache Geronimo already. We will also cover the custom server assemblies feature in this article. This feature will enable you to export custom server assemblies, from either the server's Administration Console or the command-line shell. In this article, you will learn about:

  • Developing and installing Apache Geronimo plugins
  • Extending the Administration Console through plugins
  • Creating custom server assemblies
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Geronimo Architecture: Part 1

by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru | November 2009 | Java Open Source

This article by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru expands on the Apache Geronimo architecture. We will first see the concept of Inversion of Control (IoC) and dependency injection, which are two of the core concepts around which the current architecture is developed. We will then give a high-level overview of the internal architecture of Apache Geronimo and go through each component that makes up the architecture. Therefore, we will be covering GBeans, configurations, the kernel interface, repository, attribute store, dependencies, class loaders, deployment, plugins, and the concept of custom server assemblies. We will be covering these topics in detail so that you are able to understand the big picture. It will also help you if you want to contribute to Apache Geronimo or develop new services to run on Apache Geronimo. We will also list the different modules by their configuration IDs and map them to their functionality.

In this article, you will learn about:

  • How Inversion of Control and dependency injection work
  • GBeans—the building blocks of Geronimo
  • Configuration—a collection of GBeans deployed together
  • High-level architecture of Geronimo
  • Class loader architecture
  • Geronimo server directory structure
  • Deployment architecture
  • Plugins
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Geolocation – using PhoneGap features to improve an app's functionality, write once use everywhere

by Gustavo De La Vega Alvarez | December 2013 | Open Source

This article by Gustavo De La Vega Alvarez, the author of Instant PhoneGap, has discussed how to implement geolocation in our app, we will use the API that PhoneGap provides us as part of a bunch of methods to use through our app. To build this, we need to create a JS file called myplaces.js. Create the file once using a text editor program such as Sublime Text or Notepad. Then we will perform the following steps:

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Geolocation and Accelerometer APIs

by Christopher Caleb | January 2012 | Cookbooks

Devices such as the iPhone are also location-aware; its GPS receiver is able to determine its position anywhere in the world. Movement can be tracked, the current speed can be obtained, and even the direction the device is facing can be determined. In addition to mapping, location services are finding their way into all kinds of areas ranging from photography to messaging clients.

In this article written by Christopher Caleb, author of Flash iOS Apps Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Determining your current location
  • Determining your speed and heading
  • Checking for geolocation access
  • Responding to accelerometer changes
  • Detecting a shake
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Geo-Spatial Data in Python: Working with Geometry

by Erik Westra | December 2010 | Open Source

In the previous article, Working with Geo-Spatial Data in Python, we took a look at the various techniques for using OGR and GDAL within Python programs to solve real-world problems.

In this article by Erik Westra, author of Python Geospatial Development, we will cover the following:

  • Using Shapely to work with points, lines, and polygons
  • Converting and standardizing units of geometry and distance
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Generating Reports in Notebooks in RStudio

by Edwin de Jonge Mark P.J. van der Loo | April 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Mark P.J. van der Loo and Edwin de Jonge, the authors of the book Learning RStudio for R Statistical Computing, prerequisites for producing a report are discussed and how to produce reports via Notebook that automatically include the results of an analysis is explained.

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Generating JSF Applications from JPA Entities

by David R. Heffelfinger | June 2011 | Java Open Source

One very nice feature of NetBeans is that it allows us to generate JSF applications that will perform Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations from existing JPA entities. This feature, combined with the ability to create JPA entities from an existing database schema as described in the previous section, allows us to write web applications that interact with a database in record time.

In this article by David R. Heffelfinger, author of Java EE 6 Development with NetBeans 7, we will see how to generate JSF applications from JPA entities.

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Generating Content in WordPress Top Plugins—A Sequel

by Brandon Corbin | September 2010 | Open Source WordPress

In the previous article Generating Content in WordPress Top Plugins, we learnt about generating content in WordPress Top Plugins.

This article, by Brandon Corbin, author of WordPress Top Plugins, is a sequel of the previous article.

In this article we will cover:

  • CForms II
  • MapPress—Google maps
  • WP-O-Matic
  • Search unleashed
  • WP Web Scrapper
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Generating Content in WordPress Top Plugins

by Brandon Corbin | September 2010 | Open Source WordPress

In this article, by Brandon Corbin, author of WordPress Top Plugins, we will cover:

  • GD Star Rating
  • Better Tag Cloud
  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
  • My Page Order
  • Get Recent Comments
  • Viper's Video Quicktags
  • WP Greet Box
  • NextGen Gallery
  • Zemanta
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General Considerations

by Dominic Barnes | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Dominic Barnes, author of Node Security, we go over the general security considerations, particularly within JavaScript itself as well as Node.js applications in general.

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Geek of the Year 2011

by | March 2011 |

Geek of the Year

Welcome to Geek of the Year 2011!

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What is it?

Geek of the Year is a contest held on Facebook that aims to recognize the most impressive and progressive Geeks across the globe (or that have ever lived).

We think we should all acknowledge that being a geek isn't a bad thing! Geeks are shaping the world!

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Gathering all rejects prior to killing a job

by Rick Barton | November 2013 | Open Source

This article by Rick Barton the author of the book Talend Open Studio Cookbook focuses on gathering the rejects. As an alternative to collecting incorrect rows up to the point where a job fails (Die on error), you may wish to capture all rejects from an input before killing a job.

This has the advantage of enabling support personnel to identify all problems with source data in a single pass, rather than having to re-execute a job continually to find and fix a single error / set of errors at a time.

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Gateways in sipXecs 4.0: Part 2

by Michael W. Picher | August 2009 | Networking & Telephony

Read Gateways in sipXecs 4.0: Part 1 here.

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