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Data Analytics

by Alex Meadows | November 2013 | Cookbooks

In this article created by Alex Meadows the author of Pentaho Data Integration Cookbook Second Edition, we will cover the following topics:

  • Reading data from a SAS datafile

  • Studying data via stream statistics

  • Building a random data sample for Weka

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Data Acquisition and Mapping

by Marinos Koutsomichalis | November 2013 | Open Source

This article by Marinos Koutsomichalis, the author of Mapping and Visualization with SuperCollider, elaborates on machine listening (that is, how to extract information out of audio signals) and discusses basic mappings and encodings using SuperCollider.

The topics covered in this article are as follows:

  • Machine listening
  • Tracking amplitude and loudness
  • Tracking frequency
  • Timbre analysis and feature detection
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Data Access with ADO.NET Data Services

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | March 2009 | .NET Microsoft

ADO.NET Data Services leverages the ADO.NET Entity Framework to build data services for relational data sources. These include support for MySQL, DB2, and Oracle in addition to MS SQL Server. It can also be used with non-relational data using an add-on provider model. With ADO.NET Data Services, the developers can build dynamic internet applications (AJAX, Silverlight, etc) that works across intranets as well as the internet. With this in place data access by applications is made possible using URI Syntax and using HTTP verbs operating on the data.

In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, you will learn how to create a ADO.NET Data Service from scratch. You will also learn how you may access data using the URI constructs. The backend data for this tutorial comes from a copy of Northwind database named TestNorthwind on a named instance of SQL Server 2008. In order to work through this tutorial you should have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installed. You also need to have .NET Framework 3.5 installed.

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Data Access Using Spring Framework: HibernateTemplate

by A P Rajshekhar | October 2009 |

Retrieving data from heterogeneous database servers at Data Access Layer (DAL) has become common while developing enterprise level applications. This, in turn, leads to writing server specific code at DAL level and plugging in a configuration logic that determines which server is to be used at run-time. For an application of medium sized complexity this is well and good. However, as the complexity increases, the server specific code and the configuration logic tend to become part of the infrastructure that runs the application, which in turn adds to the over-all complexity of the application. It is in such scenario that Object Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks come into picture. These frameworks dynamically generate the required SQL for the targeted database system. Using ORM frameworks the target database system can be changed via configuration file entries. Thus, they take care of configuration logic as well. In this article by A. P. Rajshekhar, we will work with Hibernate, one of the commonly used ORM frameworks.

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Data Access Methods in Flex 3

by Satish Kore | July 2009 | Java

In this article by Satish Kore, we will learn how to interact with a server environment (specifically built with Java). We will look at the various data access components which includes HTTPService class and WebService class. This article focuses on providing in-depth information on the various data access methods available in Flex.

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Dart Server with Dartling and MongoDB

by Dzenan Ridjanovic Ivo Balbaert | January 2014 | Web Development

This article is written by Dzenan Ridjanovic and Ivo Balbaert, the authors of Learning Dart. Dart is a new programming language that may be used both on a client and on a server. On a client, a Dart application may be run in the Dartium virtual machine within the Dart Editor, or as a JavaScript application run in all modern browsers. The application may store its data in local storage. On a server, Dart may use a file system or, through database drivers, both relational and NoSQL databases. A client may communicate with a server with the help of HttpServer and HttpRequest classes. A way to exchange data between a client and a server is by sending and receiving JSON documents.

The todo_mongodb project contains a client subproject called todo_client_idb (idb for IndexedDB, a local storage database), and a server subproject named todo_server_dartling_mongodb (dartling for the domain model framework and MongoDB for NoSQL database with collections of JSON documents). The client is the standard web application called TodoMVC.

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CXF architecture

by Naveen Balani | December 2009 | Open Source

In this article by Naveen Balani, we will have a look at the CXF architecture in detail.

The architecture of CXF is built upon the following components:

  • Bus
  • Frontend
  • Messaging and Interceptors
  • Service Model
  • Data bindings
  • Protocol bindings
  • Transport
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Customizing Your Vim for work area

by Kim Schulz | May 2010 | Open Source

Vim is one of the most powerful open source editors used by programmers and system administrators around the world. While Vim itself is inherently a powerful editor, personalizing it to suit your needs can be a daunting task.

In this article by Kim Schulz, author of Hacking Vim 7.2, we will cover:

  • Adding a more visual color
  • Adding line numbers
  • Spell checking your language
  • adding helpful tool tips
  • modifying key bindings
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Customizing your Template Using Joomla!1.5

by Richard Carter | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

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 the first article we have learned How to Style the search Module and Search Component

In the Second article of this article series by Richard Carter, author of Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook we will learn:

  • Customizing the breadcrumb
  • Styling pagination
  • Linking back to the top of your page
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Customizing your IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 experience

by Barry Max Rosen | April 2013 | Enterprise Articles IBM

The article, IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3, helps you master the IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 client to become an expert at e-mail, calendaring and scheduling, contacts, to dos, and much more. This article by Barry Max Rosen, author of Instant IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 How-to, explains how IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 is highly customizable and works the way you want it to work.

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Customizing WordPress Settings for SEO

by Michael David | April 2011 | Open Source WordPress

WordPress is a powerful and effective open source web publishing platform that enables anyone, regardless of computer skills, to create and maintain a world-class website. Millions of people worldwide have adopted WordPress, and its popularity continues to increase.

In this article by Michael David, author of WordPress 3 Search Engine Optimization, we'll align your SEO strategy with the WordPress platform and help you solidify your plan. You'll need to set realistic goals and timelines for your business or website through educated investigation and analysis. Proper and thorough planning is needed to ensure that you succeed in the competitive search markets.

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Customizing User Activity in Drupal 6 Social Networking

by Michael Peacock | February 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

In the previous article, we saw module installation and how to add extra fields to our user profiles. In this article by Michael Peacock we will look into customizing user activity in Drupal 6 Social Networking.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • About Gravatars(Globally Recognized Avatars) and how to enable them
  • About settings and rules for users
  • How users can track the activity of each other
  • How to allow our users to customize their own blogs
  • More about users, roles, and permissions
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Customizing the Menus Menu in Joomla!

by Hagen Graf | April 2008 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

There are numerous menus in the front end of every application. They are often displayed as standalone boxes. The menu items are generally arranged one below the other. Menus can also be integrated into the design horizontally so that at first sight they aren't even recognizable as cohesive menus. CSS menus, which can even be transparent, are very cool.

These menus and the menu links are dynamically administered in Joomla! from database content in the Menus work area. Joomla! has six different menus in the sample data. (main menu, top menu, other menu, user menu, example pages, and key concepts) In this article by Hagen Graf, we will discuss administering, creating and managing menus in Joomla!

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Customizing the Document with Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by James Kennard | September 2009 | Cookbooks Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

This two-part article by James Kennard shows how we can modify the server response by working with the global document object.

It contains the following recipes:

  • Setting the document title
  • Setting the document generator
  • Setting the document description
  • Adding metadata to the document
  • Changing the document character set
  • Changing the document MIME type
  • Controlling client caching of responses
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Customizing the Default Theme in Drupal

by Michael Peacock | April 2008 | Drupal e-Commerce Open Source

You have a Drupal website and an online store; your product catalog is online and you have set up customer and staff users on the site; the only complaint so far is how the website looks. You like the default design, but do not think it is appropriate for your site or your store; you want something more tailored to your business.

In this article by Michael Peacock we will learn how to customize the default theme in Drupal.

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Customizing the Default Expression Engine (v1.6.7) website template

by Julian Tancredi | April 2009 | Content Management PHP

This article by Julian Tancredi, promotes the transition into CSS-based web design for new EE users and demonstrates how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to improve the layout of the default EE website/blog template. This article will demonstrate how to use CSS to effectively take control of the appearance of any EE template keeping the structure and the presentation entirely separate.

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Customizing the Backend Editing in TYPO3 Templates

by Jeremy Greenawalt | November 2010 | Open Source

Customizing the Backend Editing covers the different ways to make the TYPO3 backend easier to use for editors by customizing the options available and making the layout and styles match the frontend more closely. It starts by showing how to customize the text editor to match the design and branding of a TYPO3 site more by removing unnecessary options and adding styles that match the overall design. After that, the chapter walks readers through modifying the backend page layouts with columns and headings to mimic the frontend design of a site.

In this article, by Jeremy Greenawalt, author of TYPO3 Templates, we will:

  • Learn about the default rich text editor in TYPO3
  • Learn how to configure the rich text for a single page or a whole page tree
  • Update the CSS in the rich text editor to match what users will see on the frontend
  • Remove unwanted classes and tools from the text editor
  • Add support for extra HTML tags and YouTube video to the text editor
  • Learn how the configure the Page module layout of our templates with backend layouts
  • Learn how to create a backend layout for data structures with multiple template objects
  • Learn about static data structures and the future of TemplaVoila templates
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Customizing skin with GUISkin

by Jate Wittayabundit | July 2014 | Games

This article is written by Jate Witayabundit, the author of Unity 4 Game Development Hotshot. Those who are familiar with HTML will probably have a good understanding of using a repetitive image for a background to reduce memory usage. Unity uses the same idea to create a graphic for the user interface, which will save a lot of memory and size for our game. In this article, we will take a look at the GUISkin feature, which is the main key to creating a custom skin in Unity.

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Customizing SharePoint Communities for Windows Phone 7

by Todd Spatafore | June 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

SharePoint is a powerful enterprise content management system. It has an impressive ability to bend to the needs of just about any use case imaginable in an enterprise. That list of use cases also includes several social aspects. When employees are sharing information across multiple departments, it can make a 90,000 employee enterprise feel like a 100 person small company.

This article focuses on customizing the SharePoint communities for use on Windows Phone 7. We will investigate the web-based output of the communities, and customize this output using Visual Studio 2010. This article by Todd Spatafore, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Applications on Windows Phone 7, will cover the following topics:

  • Blogs
  • Wiki
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