In this article by Mitesh Desai, author of BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 Implementation Guide, we will have a look at the MDS (Mobile Data Service) runtime applications that can be deployed to the BlackBerry Smartphone. MDS enables the BlackBerry to truly become a Smartphone by allowing administrators to deploy critical applications to the Smartphone. This article will show you how to distribute an MDS application to a BlackBerry device. We will also custom develop applications to run on the BlackBerries or use third-party applications to push on to the devices. Finally, we will further secure the application usage on the device by using IT policies.Read BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5: MDS Applications in full
The purpose of creating a BlackBerry Enterprise Server user is to assign a device to the user and then manage that device via policies. In this article by Mitesh Desai, author of BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 Implementation Guide, we will be looking at activating devices and the various methods that are available to do so. We will create users on our BES system, and then assigning them Smartphone devices. We will be providing our Microsoft Exchange users access to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
We will look at creating a single user account so that we become familiar with the settings, but in a practical environment we would need a quicker way to create the users, especially if we have over 500 users in our organization. In the Lab, at the end of the article, we will be importing users to the BES.Read BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5: Activating Devices and Users in full
In the previous article we discussed the key principles of SOA. In this article by Richard Seroter, author of SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009, we will proceed further with the discussion on proper planning of a service oriented solution and cover:
- Which types of services can be exposed
- The standard message exchange patterns for services
In the previous article, BizTalk Application: Currency Exchange Rates, we took a look at the setup for sending data using AIF XML documents to AX. We can use the BizTalk adapter to retrieve data from Dynamics AX via this AIF module. This is done using the AIF Queue manager. Throughout Dynamics AX, there are Send electronically buttons that can allow you to push data into the AIF Queue with an Outbound direction. Similarly, asynchronous incoming messages have an Inbound direction parameter.
In this article by Carl Darski, author of Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration, we'll create a BizTalk application that retrieves messages from Dynamics AX 2009 via the AIF Queue.Read BizTalk Application: Dynamics AX Message Outflow in full
The best way to understand the behavior and setup required to use the Dynamics AX BizTalk adapter is to walk through a full example. A common requirement for many companies that use Dynamics AX is to populate the currency exchange rates. Typically, this needs to be daily when the closing rates are published. The Exchange Rates(General ledger | Setup Exchange rates) table in AX is not a shared table across companies, thus depending how your organization is set up; you may or may not need to populate the Exchange rate table using multiple companies with multiple rates.
In this article by Carl Darski, author of Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration, we'll create a BizTalk application to populate the exchange rates table.Read BizTalk Application: Currency Exchange Rates in full
Since SOI (Service Oriented Integration) is all about integrating multiple SOA-based systems, web services play a critical role in the integration space. This article is all about the importance of web services in integration. We will use the samples to illustrate how to bind web services with the ServiceMix ESB to facilitate integration.
In this article by Binildas A. Christudas, we will cover the following:
- Web services and binding
- Introduction to HTTP
- ServiceMix's servicemix-http component
- The consumer and provider roles for the ServiceMix JBI components
- servicemix-http in the consumer and provider roles
- Web service binding (Gateway) sample
In this article by Dr. Jay Krishnaswamy, a Microsoft Chart Control will be bound to a Linq Data Source using LinqDataSource control and a pie chart displays the data.
We will be going through the following steps:
- Create a Framework 3.5 web site project
- Add a LinqDataControl and provide the data context
- Add a MS Chart Control and bind it to the LinqDataSource
This article created by Jonathan R. Owens, Jon Lentz, and Brian Femiano, authors of Hadoop Real-World Solutions Cookbook, contains recipes designed to show how you can put Hadoop to use to answer different questions about your data. Several of the Hive examples will demonstrate how to properly implement and use a custom function (UDF) for reuse in different analytics. There are two Pig recipes that show different analytics with the Audioscrobbler dataset and one MapReduce Java API recipe that shows Combiners.
In this article, we will cover:
Counting distinct IPs in weblog data using MapReduce and Combiners
Using Hive date UDFs to transform and sort event dates from geographic event data
Using Hive to build a per-month report of fatalities over geographic event data
Implementing a custom UDF in Hive to help validate source reliability over geographic event data
Marking the longest period of non-violence using Hive MAP/REDUCE operators and Python
Calculating the cosine similarity of Artists in the Audioscrobbler dataset using Pig
Trim outliers from the Audioscrobbler dataset using Pig and datafu
Learning to apply Apache Hive, Pig, and MapReduce to solve the specific problems you are faced with can be difficult. The recipes in this article present a few big data problems and provide solutions that show how to tackle them. You will notice that the questions we ask of the data are not incredibly complicated, but you will require a different approach when dealing with a large volume of data. Even though the sample datasets in the recipes are small, you will find that the code is still very applicable to bigger problem spaces distributed over large Hadoop clusters.
The analytic questions in this article are designed to highlight many of the more powerful features of the various tools. You will find many of these features and operators useful as you begin solving your own problems.Read Big Data Analysis in full
As a DBA and advanced user of SQL Server 2008 R2, you have to develop best practices that combine a streamline of services for deployment, migration, and management of your data platform. SQL Server 2008 R2 has rich and intuitive GUI management tools, which lower the costs in data management by incorporating automation and delegation of administrative tasks. This article covers the SSMS features that are new and enhanced in SQL Server 2008 R2 to enable operational efficiency in developing the joint best practices and integrated solutions.
In this article by Satya Shyam K Jayanty, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook, we will cover:
- Implementing Utility and Non-utility collection sets
- Designing and refreshing Scalable Share database features and enhancements
- Managing SQL Server Replication processes
- Implementing security for SQL Server Agent jobs management
Packt is dedicated to the Open Source community and over the course of the past month, there has been articles published on www.PacktPub.com which feature various Open Source communities with insight provided by a respected figure from the community. Now, let’s turn the tables and look at the Open Source community within Packt.
The Packt Open Source team provides the Open Source community with the valuable resource of books and eBooks that share the experiences of your fellow IT professionals and brings you more focused, solutions-based content.
We start our 'Meet the team' with no other than Doug Paterson, the Open Source Publisher...
Read Believe in Open Source: Meet the team in full
haXe allows us to target several platforms; so, you may want to take advantage of this feature to be able to use your applications or libraries on several platforms. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks, but don't worry, we will go through them and see how to work around them.
In this article by Benjamin Dasnois, author of haXe 2 Beginner's Guide: RAW, we will:
- See what is cross-platform in the standard library
- Talk about platform-specific packages
- Learn about their specificities
- Learn about conditional compilation
So, not only are we going to talk about being cross-platform, but also about platform-specific things. So, if you're ready, let's get started!Read Being Cross-platform with haXe in full
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when a book is published?
Follow the story, as it takes place, behind the Oracle Database 11g R2 Performance Tuning Cookbook
Behavior-driven Development (BDD) is an agile software development practice that enhances the paradigm of Test Driven Development (TDD) and acceptance tests, and encourages the collaboration between developers, quality assurance, domain experts, and stakeholders. Behavior-driven Development was introduced by Dan North in the year 2003 in his seminal article available at http://dannorth.net/introducing-bdd/.
In this article by Unmesh Gundecha, author of Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook, we will cover:
Using Cucumber-JVM and Selenium WebDriver in Java for BDD
Using SpecFlow.NET and Selenium WebDriver in .NET for BDD
Using JBehave and Selenium WebDriver in Java
Using Capybara, Cucumber, and Selenium WebDriver in Ruby
The BatteryMonitor application allows you to monitor the state and battery levels of your iOS device using the APIs that come with the iOS SDK. Each iOS device represents a unique set of properties that include the device's current physical orientation, its model name, and its battery state. It also provides access to the onboard hardware.
This article by Steven F Daniel, author of iPad Enterprise Application Development BluePrints, we will be taking a closer look at how we can use the Core Graphics framework to create and draw a gauge that will be use to present and visualize the total amount of battery life remaining on the iOS device, and then start to design the user interface for our app.Read BatteryMonitor Application in full
More specifically, we'll cover the following:
- Issues with combining scripts
In this article by Alex Libby, the author of the book, Instant HTML5 Local Storage How-to, we will discuss about HTML5 Local Storage.
When using HTML5 Local Storage, there are two types that you can use—local storage and session storage. We'll begin by looking at the former first, using a simple form as the basis for our article.Read Basic use of Local Storage in full
In India, being a Manager is highly valued. A majority of people see themselves taking a managerial position some day. However, can anyone become a manager? A really good manager? Are managers born or made? Do all managers, at least all good managers, share something in common?
When we look around and see the journeys being taken by different managers, their working styles and behaviors, we can hypothesize that:
- Managers are born and made. Some folks have a natural flair to be a manager and some acquire essential skills to be a manager in a given situation.
- Not everyone may enjoy being a manager. While you may be 'promoted' to become a manager, you may find that you don't really enjoy the time spent talking to people, driving them to results, and compiling status reports for your management.
- It appears that good managers do have many things in common, even though they may have their own style of execution.
In this article by Rahul Goyal author of Management in India: Grow from an Accidental to a Successful Manager in the IT & Knowledge Industry , we will explore the skills, traits, talents, and competencies that are usually required and expected for playing a manager role, and also burst some myths surrounding managers.Read Basic Skills, Traits, and Competencies of a Manager in full
In this article by Joachim Ziebs, author of AfterShot Pro: Non-destructive photo editing and management , we will perform some basic editing:
Conversion to black and white
In this article by Peter Svensson, we will have a look at Dijit or Dojo Widget which is an instance of a Dojo class that lives in the page and usually has a DOM node associated with it. Examples are FloatingPane, Tree, NumberSpinner, and ValidationtextBox.
The basic premise of a Dijit is that you should be able to create any number of widgets of the same type on the same page, regardless of where on the page you choose to put them. Certain Dijits have special requirements, naturally, such as the Layout Containers, which assume that they are surrounding ContentPane Dijits.
In general, Dijits are very versatile and much time has been spent to assure portability and modularization of the Dijit system. Best of all, this is accessible to you as a developer as well.Read Basic Dijit Knowledge in Dojo in full