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Creating Your First Web Page Using ExpressionEngine: Part 1

by Leonard Murphy | May 2009 | Content Management PHP

In this two-part article by Leonard Murphy, we are going to start from scratch and use ExpressionEngine to create a single web page that is easy for anyone to update. Following completion of this article, we will be able to:

  • Create a simple ExpressionEngine template that we can publish to the world
  • Create a simple ExpressionEngine weblog that we can use to keep our website content fresh
  • Integrate some basic CSS into our ExpressionEngine templates
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Creating your first VM using vCloud technology

by Daniel Langenhan | April 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Daniel Langenhan, author of Instant VMware vCloud Starter [Instant] explains how we can create our first VM in vCloud using VMware vCloud Director.

We first have to get vCloud Director installed then we can start playing with it. Our first aim is obviously to deploy a VM inside our vCloud. To do that, we have to assign resources (CPU memory and disk) to vCD for consumption. In step 1 we will learn about all the different types of resources, and in steps 2 to 5, we will build them. Step 6 finally builds a vApp. Last but not least, I will give you some ideas about what to explore next.

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Creating Your First Virtual Machine: Ubuntu Linux (Part 2)

by Alfonso V. Romero | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Linux Servers Open Source

Packt are due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future VirtualBox titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.

Read Part One of Creating Your First Virtual Machine: Ubuntu Linux here.

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Creating Your First Virtual Machine: Ubuntu Linux (Part 1)

by Alfonso V. Romero | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Linux Servers Open Source

Packt are due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future VirtualBox titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.

In this two-part article by Alfonso V. Romero, author of VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide, you shall:

  • Create your first virtual machine in VirtualBox, using Ubuntu Linux
  • Learn about your virtual machine's basic configuration
  • Download and install Ubuntu Linux on your virtual machine
  • Learn how to start and stop your virtual machine
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Creating Your First Module in Drupal 7 Module Development

by Matt Butcher | December 2010 | Drupal Open Source

The focus of this article by Matt Butcher, author of Drupal 7 Module Development, is module creation. We are going to begin coding in this article.

Here are some of the important topics that we will cover in this article:

  • Starting a new module
  • Creating .info files to provide Drupal with module information
  • Creating .module files to store Drupal code
  • Adding new blocks using the Block Subsystem
  • Using common Drupal functions
  • Formatting code according to the Drupal coding standards
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Creating your first heat map in R

by Sebastian Raschka | June 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Sebastian Raschka, author of Instant Heat Maps in R How-to [Instant], we will learn how to construct our first heat map in R from the AirPassenger data set, which is a standard data set included in the data package that is available with R distributions. For this task, we will use the levelplot() function from the lattice package and explore the enhanced features of the gplots package, the heatmap.2() function.

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Creating your first heat map in R

by Sebastian Raschka | June 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Sebastian Raschka, author of Instant Heat Maps in R How-to [Instant], we will learn how to construct our first heat map in R from the AirPassenger data set, which is a standard data set included in the data package that is available with R distributions. For this task, we will use the levelplot() function from the lattice package and explore the enhanced features of the gplots package, the heatmap.2() function.

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Creating your first FreeMarker Template

by Charles Forsythe | July 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article created by Charles Forsythe, the author of Instant FreeMarker Starter we'll write a small Java application that will process a template and send the results to the console. There are several goals to this exercise. The first is to get you up and running with FreeMarker quickly. The second is to provide a clear demonstration about what FreeMarker does by showing it in operation outside of any other application framework. Finally, you'll see how little effort is actually required to generate a working FreeMarker application.

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Creating your First Complete Moodle Theme

by Paul James Gadsdon | May 2010 | Moodle Open Source

In this article by Paul James Gadsdon, author of Moodle 1.9 Theme Design: Beginner's Guide, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a new theme
  • Time for action – copying the standard theme
  • Time for action – setting a parent theme
  • Copying the header and footer files
  • Time for action – copying the header.html and footer.html files
  • Theme folder housework
  • Time for action – creating our stylesheet
  • Time for action – deleting CSS files that we don't need
  • Let's make some changes
  • Time for action – checking our setup
  • Time for action – one more change
  • Another theme setup
  • Time for action – preparing our new theme
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Creating your first collection (Simple)

by Alexandre Rafalovitch | June 2013 | Open Source

This article by Alexandre Rafalovitch, author of Instant Apache Solr for Indexing Data How-to [Instant], will help you create a basic Solr collection and populate it with a simple dataset in CSV format.

You will start this journey by creating your own first collection. However, even before that, please download the latest 4.x Solr distribution from https://lucene.apache.org/solr/. Also, go through the tutorial available at https://lucene.apache.org/solr/tutorial.html. This will both provide a taster for Solr's capabilities and will make sure that you understand the most basic ways of working with Solr.

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Creating Your First Campaign

by Ben Griffith | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article, by Ben Griffith, the Author of Marketing Automation with Eloqua, walks through setting up a basic digital campaign in Eloqua to send an e-mail. The user interface is introduced, and many of the common tools used in Eloqua are touched upon.

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Creating your First BlackBerry Project

by Bill Foust | July 2010 | Beginner's Guides Java

In this article by Bill Foust, author of BlackBerry SDK 4.5 Java Application Development: Beginner's Guide, you will create a new project from scratch. This article demonstrates how you accomplish this using Eclipse and the various wizards that are available within it. It also demonstrates how you can create a simple, but complete application quickly using the User Interface (UI) elements provided by the framework.

We will create a simple standalone application to calculate the tip of a bill at a restaurant. The initial application will be very simple and will be like the first step on a project. As you progress through the rest of this article the application will grow and become more robust. Specifically, we will look at:

  • How to create a BlackBerry project using Eclipse
  • How to add the essential classes an Application and a Screen
  • Setting up a screen with fields
  • Creating and using menus
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Creating Your Course with Presenter

by Robert Kennedy III | January 2013 | Cookbooks e-Learning

In this article by Robert Kennedy III from the book Articulate Studio Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Animating images and objects

  • Adding audio narration to your slides

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Creating Web Templates in Inkscape

by Bethany Hiitola | November 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In the previous article, Web design principles in Inkscape, we saw the web designing principles for blogs and storefronts.

In this article by Bethany Hiitola, author of Inkscape 0.48 Essentials for Web Designers, we will see how you can use Inkscape to create basic design templates that can be used with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML, and HTML5 in the final implementation. CSS are used with the HTML/XML coding to define the look and formatting of an entire website. One style sheet can be created that determines fonts, colors, spacing, placement, and more—reducing complexity and repetition in the coding of the pages themselves.

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Creating weapons for your game using UnrealScript

by Dave Voyles | April 2013 | Cookbooks Games

In this article by Dave Voyles, author of UnrealScript Game Programming Cookbook, we will learn how we can create a gun that fires homing missiles, a gun that heals pawns, and a weapon that can damage over time.

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Creating Visually Rich Activities for Special Kids in Moodle 1.9

by Vanesa S. Olsen | July 2010 | Moodle Open Source

In this article, We will work with many web pages that offer images and sounds, interactive assignments, and Inkscape, in order to create attractive exercises in Moodle.

In this article by Vanesa S. Olsen, author of Moodle 1.9 for Teaching Special Education Children (5-10): Beginner's Guide  we will learn:

  • Create a scene using many layers and different tools
  • Create activities to drag-and-drop words inside a scene
  • Use pictures, zones, elements, layers, words, and colors to evaluate the children's association capabilities and the reverse thinking process
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Creating Virtual Landscapes

by Richard A. Hawley | March 2013 | Open Source

Tools are everything in game development today. Modern three-dimensional games are several orders of magnitude more complex than Sandy White's 1983 Ant Attack on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. To create lush visuals expected from current games, we rely on a host of tools to generate content at different stages of production. Quite often, terrain is the canvas on which content is painted, if you think about it, while you might play a game and think how great the scenery looks, you're not necessarily looking at the terrain but rather the textures, vegetation, buildings and everything else that artist has constructed around it. Before we dive into using GROME we're going to cover some common caveats that apply to most game engines.

In this article by Richard A. Hawley, author of Grome Terrain Modeling with Ogre3D, UDK, and Unity3D, we're going to look at:

  • Describing a world in data

  • Texture sizes

  • Game world scales

  • Starting a new GROME project

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Creating Views 3 Programmatically

by J. Ayen Green | March 2012 | Drupal

In this chapter, we will switch from the admin user interface to code, creating a view within a module and other examples of using code in conjunction with Drupal and Views architectures to manipulate the content. These methods should only be considered if you are comfortable with PHP and the Drupal architecture and API. The benefits of using code include more granular control, as well as the ability to achieve behaviors otherwise unavailable. The drawbacks are that the Views environment can be very complex, and one can easily break the environment.

The differences between using the Views UI to create a view and doing it in a module is that the UI does the coding for you and makes it more convenient to make changes to the view afterwards. That said, the UI method does not make it easy to distribute a ready-made view, nor does it make it facilitate tying such a view to other code.

In this artice by J. Ayen Green, author of Drupal 7 Views 3 Cookbook, we are going to cover the following topics:

  • Programming a view
  • Handling a view field
  • Styling a view field
  • Fine tuning the query
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Creating User Interfaces

by Belén Cruz Zapata | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Belén Cruz Zapata, author of Android Studio Application Development, we will see how to create visually appealing applications using the new IntelliJ IDE Android Studio. The various tools needed for handling the UI of the devices and other properties such as themes are discussed in detail.

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Creating Time Series Charts in R

by Hrishi V. Mittal | February 2011 | Open Source

With more than two million users worldwide, R is one of the most popular open source projects. It is a free and robust statistical programming environment with very powerful graphical capabilities. Analyzing and visualizing data with R is a necessary skill for anyone doing any kind of statistical analysis.

In the previous article by Hrishi V. Mittal, author of the book R Graph Cookbook, we learnt some intermediate to advanced recipes for customizing line graphs.

In this article we will learn some intermediate to advanced recipes for processing dates to make time series charts and stock charts.

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