Nginx is an open source high-performance web server, which has gained quite some popularity recently. Due to its modular architecture and small footprint, it has been the default choice for a lot of smaller Web 2.0 companies to be used as a load-balancing proxy server. It supports most of the existing backend web protocols such as FCGI, WSGI, and SCGI.
In this article by Dipankar Sarkar, author of Nginx 1 Web Server Implementation Cookbook, we will cover:
- Using Nginx as a simple reverse proxy
- Setting up a rails site using Nginx as a reverse proxy
- Setting up correct reverse proxy timeouts
- Setting up caching on the reverse proxy
- Using multiple backends for the reverse proxy
- Serving CGI files using thttpd and Nginx
- Setting up load balancing with reverse proxy
- Splitting requests based on various conditions using split-clients
The article by Mariella Proietta, aims to plan teaching and learning English as a foreign language. It discusses how to go about using the material available in the secondary school language textbook, to test Moodle as an E-learning platform in blended mode, and support rather than substitute the conventional class activities. Moodle can be used to integrate a school course for young people, with online activities that help them to increase their foreign language proficiency and also their competence in ICT(Information and Communication Technology). Most foreign language courses in secondary schools are supported by textbooks that provide plenty of audio material like audio-cassettes, CDs and even CD ROMs, but students seem quite reluctant to use these tools at home. The idea here is to take the advantage of Moodle E-learning environment to enrich the learning process, through a more complete exploitation of the teaching resources, contents and other the aids connected with the textbook chosen.Read Using Moodle to integrate a Foreign Language Course in Secondary School in full
This article by Gautam Rege, the author of Learning Mongoid, discusses Origin, Memory Maps, Delayed sync, and Journals, Updating Documents and Attributes. Further, it talks about Write Concern, Text index.Read Using Mongoid in full
In this article by Martin Robinson, the author of the book "Getting Started with JUCE" has described how an audio file playback can be controlled using a Graphical User Interface and adding an audio file playback support.Read Using Media Files – playing audio files in full
Maps provide a great visual experience for location-based services. Maps are now a default feature on most smartphones as they provide a good graphical overview of information (usually geotagged data) around the user's location.
With custom pin markers and directions, maps also help users navigate to their destination easily. Most importantly maps give the user a feeling that "This place is around the next block, north from where I am standing," so decision-making happens quickly for the user.
In this article by Zeeshan Chawdhary, author of Windows Phone 7.5: Building Location-aware Applications we shall cover the following topics:
- Understanding map geometry
- Overview of Windows Bing Maps Silverlight Control
- Using maps in your Windows Phone application – Hello Maps
- Using pushpins with maps
- Custom map pushpins
- Handling pushpin events
- Working with Bing Maps geocoding and reverse geocoding services
- Overview of Launchers and Choosers
- Using directions with Bing Maps directions task
- Performing local searches with BingMapsTask
Read Using Maps in your Windows Phone App in full
The Core Location framework in the iOS SDK is an asynchronous API that uses delegation to report location information from the iOS device. Along with location information, Core Location also reports the Heading information (Heading here implies the direction in which a device is pointed), as well as allowing you to define geographic regions and monitor when you cross those regional boundaries.Read Using Location in your iOS Apps – Core Location in full
In this article by Giorgio Natili, the author of the book PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide, you will:
- Learn about geolocation and how its data are available in the device
- Explore the differences between the HTML5 and the PhoneGap Geolocation APIs
- Learn how to use the PhoneGap Geolocation API and how to integrate the Google Maps API in an app
- Learn how to use Geolocation data in conjunction with external service providers such as Google Places
MediaWiki is a special software which is used to design Wikis. For any website, formatting is the key to creative and sophisticated designs. In this article by Mizanur Rahman, we will use advanced formatting components like lists and tables in MediaWiki to add content to a sample website.Read Using Lists and Tables with MediaWiki in full
This article by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, shows the basic categories of jQuery methods, and how they come into play within a jQuery script. To examine how the different aspects of jQuery are utilized, we will build a small script that will dynamically extract the headings from an HTML document and assemble them into a table of contents for that page.Read Using jQuery Script for Creating Dynamic Table of Contents in full
This article by Greg Franko, the author of Instant Dependency Management with Require JS How-to, In this section we will demonstrate how to use jQuery and jQueryUI Widget Factory plugins with Require.js. In case you are not familiar, the jQueryUI Widget Factory provides a consistent API for building jQuery plugins and has become a popular tool for jQuery plugin authors.
Since more and more jQuery plugins use the jQueryUI Widget Factory, it is necessary to understand how to use these jQuery plugins with AMD loaders, such as Require.js.Read Using jQuery and jQueryUI Widget Factory plugins with RequireJS in full
Joomla! is one of the world's top open source content management systems. The main sources of the PHP MySQL application's success are its comprehensive extension libraries, which extend Joomla! far beyond content management, and it's very active forums where one can easily tap into the knowledge of other Joomla! users, administrators, and developers.
- Customizing Google Maps
With the widespread empowering of website owners being able to manage their own website's content, there are a huge number of content management systems available. Joomla! is one of the most popular of these content management systems with a large user base and active community who are constantly working to improve Joomla! for new and future users.
In this article by Richard Carter, author of Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook , we will learn :
- Providing Internet Explorer 6 with transparent PNG support in your Joomla! template
In this article by Karthik Kumar, author of the book Drupal 6 Theming Cookbook, we will be covering the following recipes:
- Giving the username textfield keyboard focus
A Windows Azure hosted service may comprise multiple instances of multiple roles. These instances all run in a remote Windows Azure data center—typically 24*7. The ability to monitor these instances non-intrusively is essential both in detecting failure and in capacity planning.
However, there are times, especially early in the development process, when non-intrusive diagnostics monitoring is not sufficient. In this article by Neil Mackenzie, author of Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, we will see the benefits of intrusive monitoring of a Windows Azure role instance using IntelliTrace.Read Using IntelliTrace to Diagnose Problems with a Hosted Service in full
The article, using indexes to manipulate objects in pandas, covers the important aspects of pandas. This article by Trent Hauck, author of the book Instant Data Intensive Apps with pandas How-to , gives an idea of about the importance of indexes in pandas.
Indexes are not advanced because they're difficult, but if we want to be an expert with pandas it is important that we use them well. We will discuss hierarchical indexes in the following There's more... section.Read Using indexes to manipulate pandas objects in full
This article by Dawid Gorny and Rui Madeira, authors of Cinder Creative Coding Cookbook, we will see examples of using image processing techniques implemented in Cinder and using third-party libraries.
Read Using Image Processing Techniques in full
So far, we have only used Hive through its interactive console. In this article by Darren Lee, author of Instant Apache Hive Essentials How-to [Instant], we will learn how Hive supports uses cases, such as periodic ETL jobs, by rerunning the top athletes query in batch mode from the command line. This support allows us to use external tools to start Hive jobs and capture their output.Read Using Hive non-interactively (Simple) in full
So far, we have only used Hive through its interactive console. In this article by Darren Lee, author of Instant Apache Hive Essentials How-to, we will learn how Hive supports uses cases, such as periodic ETL jobs, by rerunning the top athletes query in batch mode from the command line. This support allows us to use external tools to start Hive jobs and capture their output.Read Using Hive non-interactively (Simple) in full