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Configuring Clusters in GlassFish

by Xuekun Kou | December 2009 | Java Open Source

In this two part article series by Xuekun Kou, we will discuss how to configure clusters for the GlassFish Server, and use a load balancer to distribute load across the server instances in the cluster. We will also discuss the High Availability (HA) options supported by GlassFish, and how to enable HA. The goal of this article is to help you gain the knowledge necessary for planning and creating a production-ready GlassFish Server deployment.

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Configuring Apache and Nginx

by Clément Nedelcu | July 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Clément Nedelcu, author of the book Nginx HTTP Server, we will see the following:

  • Configuring Nginx to work with Apache
  • Reconfiguring Apache to work as a backend server
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Configuring and Managing the Mailbox Server Role

by Michael Van Horenbeeck Peter De Tender | September 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Michael Van Horenbeeck and Peter De Tender, authors of the book Microsoft Exchange 2013 Cookbook, you will learn how to perform the tasks necessary to set up, configure, and maintain the Mailbox Server Role, including:

  • Creating and removing mailbox databases
  • Mounting and dismounting databases
  • Moving database files to another location
  • Configuring circular logging
  • Creating and removing mailboxes
  • Managing resource mailboxes
  • Configuring mailbox size limits
  • Managing personal archives
  • Assigning mailbox permissions
  • Moving mailboxes to another database
  • Managing Public Folders
  • Configuring send and receive connectors
  • Configuring Accepted domains
  • Configuring message size limits

Over the years, the Mailbox Server Role has evolved into something more than just a place where mail data is stored. Although its primary role remains storing and managing mail-related data, it inherited large chunks of what used to be the Hub Transport server and Unified Messaging server. This shows that the Mailbox Server role in Exchange 2013 resembles an Exchange 2010 multi-role server in many ways.

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Configuring and Formatting iReport Elements

by Shamsuddin Ahammad | March 2010 | Java Open Source

In this article by Shamsuddin Ahammad, author of iReport 3.7, we will cover:

  • Understanding bands
  • Configuring and using report bands
  • Maintaining the size, position, and alignment of the report elements
  • Modifying report fonts
  • Using the library
  • Using borders
  • Modifying element properties

This article is a follow up of the article Setting Up the iReport Pages.

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Configuring and Deploying the EJB 3.0 Entity in WebLogic Server

by Deepak Vohra | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In the previous article Developing an EJB 3.0 entity in WebLogic Server, we developed an EJB 3.0 entity using the Eclipse-WebLogic Server-MySQL combination.

In this article by Deepak Vohra, author of EJB 3.0 Database Persistence with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, you will learn the following:

  • Creating a persistence configuration file
  • Creating a session bean
  • Creating a test client
  • Deploying the EJB 3.0 entity in WebLogic Server
  • Testing the EJB 3.0 entity client
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Configuration, Release and Change Management with Oracle

by April C. Sims | May 2010 | Oracle

This article by April Sims, author of the book Oracle Database 11g – Underground Advice for Database Administrators, gives an introduction to all of the latest manageability features found in Oracle 11g.

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Configuration in Salesforce CRM

by Paul Goodey | November 2011 | CRM Enterprise Articles

In this article by Paul Goodey, author of Salesforce CRM: The Definitive Admin Handbook, we will describe in detail the Salesforce CRM record storage features and user interface that can be customized such as objects, fields, and page layouts. In addition, we will see an overview of the relationship that exists between the profile and these customizable features that the profile controls.

This article looks at the methods for configuring and tailoring the application to suit the way your company information can be best represented within the Salesforce CRM application.

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Configuration and Handy Tweaks for UDK

by Thomas Mooney | March 2012 | Cookbooks

This article by Thomas Mooney, author of Unreal Development Kit Game Design Cookbook contains lessons in adjusting configuration, scripts, and even supplying additional actors and Kismet actions. Everything here is about altering the editor or gameplay settings to provision a customized playing experience:

  • Groundwork for adjusting configuration defaults
  • Enabling the remote control for game inspection
  • Changing the Play in Editor view resolution
  • Removing the loading hints and similar articles
  • Editing DefaultEngineUDK to allow 4096x4096 texture compression
  • Setting the preview player size reference object
  • Binding a keyboard shortcut to a player action
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concrete5: Mastering Auto-Nav for Advanced Navigation

by Remo Laubacher | April 2011 | Beginner's Guides Open Source Web Development

Creating a navigation isn't complicated but there are a few things you have to know if you want to customize the navigation. In this article by Remo Laubacher, author of concrete5 Beginner's Guide, we'll have a deeper look at the autonav block you use to create dynamic navigation. It basically pulls a selection of pages from the sitemap and prints a hierarchical HTML structure which represents the navigation.

We're going to start with information about the use of the block. Afterwards we're going to create a series of templates for the block in order to change the look and the behavior of the navigation to explain the process of building a custom navigation in concrete5.

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Conceptualizing IT Service Management

by Ankush Agarwal | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Ankush Agarwal, the author of this book ServiceDesk Plus 8.x EssentialsServiceDesk Plus 8.x Essentials, we intend to focus on certain ITIL concepts while clarifying the differences between some of the frequently misinterpreted terms.

Before imparting on the journey to understand how ServiceDesk Plus helps in managing IT services, let's have a common understanding of some terminologies which are commonly used but often misinterpreted. Terms such as Problem Management, Release Management, SLA, IT Process, and so, have now moved from the geek dictionary to common IT lingo. While this outspread has helped Service Management gain more focus and acceptance, it has also established the need for having a clear definition of such terms.

ITIL® has successfully provided a platform for this. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of practices for IT Service Management (ITSM) that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. It is a practical approach for planning and delivering IT services to the business and also provides a common ground for various IT service-related terms. ITIL, being the most widely adopted approach, also provides the framework for many of the IT Service Management software and tools. ServiceDesk Plus is a popular example of such software, which helps to comprehensively manage IT assets and services.

However, to make the best use of this book, which elaborates the services of the ServiceDesk Plus software, it is imperative to first understand some of the IT service concepts.

Please note that all terms used in this book are as defined in the official ITIL publications.

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Conceptualizing IT Service Management

by Ankush Agarwal | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Ankush Agarwal, the author of this book ServiceDesk Plus 8.x Essentials, we intend to focus on certain ITIL concepts while clarifying the differences between some of the frequently misinterpreted terms.

Before imparting on the journey to understand how ServiceDesk Plus helps in managing IT services, let's have a common understanding of some terminologies which are commonly used but often misinterpreted. Terms such as Problem Management, Release Management, SLA, IT Process, and so, have now moved from the geek dictionary to common IT lingo. While this outspread has helped Service Management gain more focus and acceptance, it has also established the need for having a clear definition of such terms.

ITIL® has successfully provided a platform for this. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of practices for IT Service Management (ITSM) that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. It is a practical approach for planning and delivering IT services to the business and also provides a common ground for various IT service-related terms. ITIL, being the most widely adopted approach, also provides the framework for many of the IT Service Management software and tools. ServiceDesk Plus is a popular example of such software, which helps to comprehensively manage IT assets and services.

However, to make the best use of this book, which elaborates the services of the ServiceDesk Plus software, it is imperative to first understand some of the IT service concepts.

Please note that all terms used in this book are as defined in the official ITIL publications.

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Compression Formats in Linux Shell Script

by Sarath Lakshman | January 2011 | Cookbooks Linux Servers Open Source

Taking snapshots and backups of data are regular tasks we come across. When it comes to a server or large data storage systems, regular backups are important. It is possible to automate backups via shell scripting. Archiving and compression seems to find usage in the everyday life of a system admin or a regular user. There are various compression formats that can be used in various ways so that best results can be obtained.

In this article by Sarath Lakshman, author of Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Compressing with gunzip (gzip)
  • Compressing with bunzip (bzip)
  • Compressing with lzma
  • Archiving and compressing with zip
  • Heavy compression squashfs fileystem
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Components of PrimeFaces Extensions

by Sudheer Jonna | March 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Sudheer Jonna, author of Learning PrimeFaces Extensions Development, provides a basic introduction for newly created advanced components, improved components along with the useful converters, validators, utility functions, and maven plugins to make the web development easier. After that, it explorers the basic input and advanced dynamic form components, commonly used input components and their features, InputNumber component, KeyFilter component, TriStateCheckbox and TriStateManyCheckbox, TimeLine component, MasterDetail component and its various features, and introduces the exporter component and its features.

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Components - Reusing Rules, Conditions, and Actions

by Robert Varkonyi | January 2013 | Drupal Open Source

This article by Robert Varkonyi, author of Drupal Rules How-to, explains the benefits of using Components by creating a Condition that can be re-used in other rule configurations.

In this scenario, we want to perform some action when a node is being commented on. But we only want to execute the action if the node was not created by the super admin (that is, user 1) and the node is either an article, or has an image field (field_image).

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Component-based approach of Unity

by Sergey Mohov | December 2013 | Open Source

Unity works using a popular and common approach for game development, which is called the component-based architecture. This approach is widely used in software development to make things more reusable and easier to manage.

Let us talk about the way things are organized in Unity in this article by Sergey Mohov, the author of Practical Game Design with Unity and Playmaker.

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Compiling and Running Handbrake in Ubuntu

by Delan Azabani | May 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source Web Graphics & Video

Handbrake is considered the Swiss Army knife of video conversion tools. Running on the three major operating system platforms, Handbrake can open a huge variety of formats, including common ones that others can't handle (like the titles in the MPEG TS structure of a DVD). Handbrake outputs to a small selection of efficient formats, including H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 ASP and Theora video. It has advanced features including chapter marking, subtitle inclusion and audio selection, plus filters for optimising video. On Linux, Handbrake can make use of the libdvdcss2 library to decrypt CSS-protected DVDs in-place during encoding, saving the need to use DVD Decrypter or another tool, usually through Wine. This article by Delan Azabani will guide you through the process for building Handbrake, installing it and converting video with it.

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Competitive Service and Contract Management in SAP Business ONE Implementation: Part 2

by Wolfgang Niefert | May 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, we will cover the following topics:

  • Service workflow (from setup to operation) – In this section, we will configure the service module in a step-by-step manner.
  • Limitations of the SAP service module – Based on the available features, we will discuss potential limitations of the service module.
  • Evaluate potential add-ons for service – Add-ons which are proven to enhance the service module features, are available to overcome the limitations.
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Competitive Service and Contract Management in SAP Business ONE Implementation: Part 1

by Wolfgang Niefert | May 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, we will take a closer look at the service module to evaluate potential actions that are triggered, based on service-related information. The concept introduced here will utilize the service module features to establish a guaranteed response time for customers. You will see that there are various angles to look at service. In addition to its more traditional view, service can be used to establish a service-level-type management for customers and the related sales opportunities. Basically, the service module can be used as a sophisticated alert system.

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Comparing Cursor and Set Approaches in Processing Relational Data

by Djoni Darmawikarta | October 2008 | MySQL PHP

MySQL introduced cursor in its release 5. You create a cursor to define a set of rows from one or more table that you want to access row-by-row sequentially. If your need is really to access the rows one at a time then use cursor. But a lot of data processing is actually set processing, and set processing is what relational database is best for.

This article by Djoni Darmawikarta compares cursor approach and set approach using various examples.

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