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Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 with Visual Studio

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 can be used to create applications that are useful for a number of business uses such as: Portable applications; Occasionally connected clients and embedded applications and devices. SQL Server Compact differs from other SQL Servers in that there is just one file which can be password protected and features 128-bit file level encryption. It is referential integrity compliant; supports multiple connections; has transactions support with rich data types.

In this tutorial by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, various scenarios where you may need to connect to SQL Server Compact using Visual Studio IDE (both 2008 and 2010) are described in detail. Connecting to SQL Server Compact 4.5 using Visual Studio 2010 Express (free version of Visual Studio) is also described. The connection is the starting point for any database related program and therefore mastering the connection task is crucial to work with the SQL Server Compact.

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Connecting to backend servers (Should know)

by Roberto Moutinho | May 2013 | Open Source Web Development

A backend server can be defined as any HTTP server from which Varnish Cache can request and fetch data. In this article by Roberto Moutinho author of Instant Varnish Cache How-to, we will define our backend servers, probe those servers for their health status, and direct our clients' requests to the correct backend servers.

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Connecting to a web service (Should know)

by Geoff Chiang | September 2013 | Open Source

This article by Geoff Chiang the author of Instant Spring Tool Suite is aiming to get you up and running developing with various Spring technologies, providing you with enough to give you a head start in Spring development.

The term web service is a nebulous one, encompassing a range of both technologies and approaches. At its heart, a web service is simply a software service which is accessible over a network, designed for machine-to-machine interaction. Early web services were based on the W3C WS-* set of standards, with interfaces described using WSDL and interaction using SOAP messages. This approach seems to have fallen out of favor somewhat, with lightweight RESTful approaches now prevalent.

In this recipe, we're going to retrieve weather data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. This service exposes Australian weather data in JSON format. As we're about to see, STS and Spring Integration allow us to interact with web services with very little effort.

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Configuring your Moodle Course

by Ian Wild | December 2011 | Beginner's Guides e-Learning Moodle Open Source

Schools, colleges, and universities all over the world are installing Moodle, but many educators aren't making much use of it. With so many features, it can be a hassle to learn—and with teachers under so much pressure day-to-day, they cannot devote much time to recreating all their lessons from scratch.

In this article, by Ian Wild author of Moodle 2.0 Course Conversion ,we're going to see how to lay the foundations for moving your department's courses into Moodle. In this article we will take a look at:

  • What counts as a Moodle course
  • ‹Creating your course ‹
  • Configuring the Backyard Ballistics course ‹
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Configuring WCM Workflows

by Amita Bhandari | September 2010 | Content Management Open Source

Workflow is an automation of a business process, during which documents are passed from one participant to another for action, according to a set of procedural rules. Every content management system implementation will have workflow requirements. Workflow provides ownership and control on the content and processes. Alfresco web project uses workflows to support any set of changes, either automated or user-driven steps, in a business process before final commit to the Staging Sandbox. WCM Workflows can be configured for each form or for any arbitrary set of non-form assets.

In this article by Amita Bhandari, co-author of the book Alfresco 3 Web Content Management, we will take a look at the following:

  • Associating workflows to web forms
  • Associating workflows to web projects
  • Dynamically changing workflow for each snapshot submission
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Configuring the ChildBrowser plugin

by Kerri Shotts | February 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Kerri Shotts, the author of Instant PhoneGap Social App Development, we will look into the installation and configuration of the ChildBrowser plugin.

Most PhoneGap plugins aren't terribly hard to install or configure, but they will undoubtedly play a vital role in your app, especially if you need to use a feature that PhoneGap doesn't provide on its own.

In our case, we will look at a plugin called ChildBrowser.

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Configuring the alerts

by Brad Lhotsky | August 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Brad Lhotsky, the author of Instant OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection, we will look at various options for adjusting the alert volume for OSSEC HIDS. We will start with some broad, sweeping approaches to decrease e-mails and gradually increase our granularity. We will also explore the different channels for alerting.

The biggest failure of security software is the volume of unactionable alerts. Silencing alerts and investigating false positives robs an organization's valuable hours that it could use to enhance its security posture. OSSEC provides its users with options to fine-tune alerting to keep from becoming the boy who cried "Wolf!".

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Configuring Squid to Use DNS Servers

by Kulbir Saini | April 2011 | Linux Servers Open Source

Squid proxy server enables you to cache your web content and return it quickly on subsequent requests. In this article we will learn about the different configuration options available and the transparent and accelerated modes that enable you to focus on particular areas of your network.

In this article by Kulbir Saini, author of Squid Proxy Server 3 Beginners Guide, we will cover:

  • Configuring Squid to use DNS servers
  • A few directives related to logging
  • Other important or commonly used configuration directives
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Configuring sipXecs Server Features

by Michael W. Picher | August 2009 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

sipXecs has several server-side features that provide additional functionality. These functionalities are not otherwise available in the phones themselves. Many of the basic features will be covered in this article. This ever-increasing list of system features helps set sipXecs apart from its competition. As you will discover in this article, the features are easy to configure and they are easy for the end user to utilize. In this article by Michael W. Picher, we will cover configuration of the following services:

  • Auto attendant
  • Intercom
  • Paging Groups
  • Call Park Orbits
  • Music on Hold


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Configuring Roles for High Availability

by Marius Sandbu | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article, by Marius Sandbu, the Author of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, covers how you can deploy different Configuration Manager roles that are highly available.

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Configuring placeholder datastores

by Abhilash GB | May 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article, by Abhilash GB, author of the book, Disaster Recovery Using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager, we will see the steps followed in order to configure a placeholder datastore. For every virtual machine that becomes part of a Protection Group, SRM creates a shadow virtual machine. A placeholder datastore is used to store the files for the shadow virtual machines. The datastore used for this purpose should be accessible to all the hosts in the datacenter/cluster serving the role of a recovery-host. For now, understand that configuring placeholder datastores is an essential step in forming an SRM environment.

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Configuring payment models (Intermediate)

by Murat Yilmaz | September 2013 | e-Commerce Open Source

In this article, by Murat Yilmaz, author of Instant E-commerce with OpenCart:Build a Shop, we will learn that OpenCart supports a wide range of payment methods and services. We will learn how to integrate one of the most popular online payment services, that is, PayPal into our store. PayPal offers several solutions. Two popular ones are PayPal Website Payments Standard and PayPal Website Payments Pro.

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Configuring oVirt

by Alexey Lesovsky | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Alexey Lesovsky, author of Getting Started with oVirt 3.3, we will learn how to configure NFS Storage, iSCSI Storage, FC storages, and GlusterFS Storage.

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Configuring OpenCms Search

by Dan Liliedahl | June 2008 | Content Management Java Open Source

A search feature in a website is always beneficial. In this article by Dan Liliedahl, we will see how to add search capabilities to an OpenCms website and will also discuss how to create a search index for blog content. Before all this we will start of with a small discussion on Lucene search engine.

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Configuring MySQL

by Daniel Schneller Udo Schwedt | March 2010 | MySQL

In this article by Daniel Schneller and Udo Schwedt, authors of MySQL Admin Cookbook, we will discuss the following:

  • Setting up a fixed InnoDB tablespace
  • Setting up an auto-extending InnoDB tablespace
  • Storing InnoDB data in one file per table
  • Decreasing InnoDB tablespace
  • Enabling and configuring binary logging
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Configuring Manage Out to DirectAccess Clients

by Jordan Krause | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Jordan Krause, the author of the book Microsoft DirectAccess Best Practices and Troubleshooting, we will have a look at how Manage Out is configured to DirectAccess clients. DirectAccess is obviously a wonderful technology from the user's perspective. There is literally nothing that they have to do to connect to company resources; it just happens automatically whenever they have Internet access. What isn't talked about nearly as often is the fact that DirectAccess is possibly of even greater benefit to the IT department. Because DirectAccess is so seamless and automatic, your Group Policy settings, patches, scripts, and everything that you want to use to manage and manipulate those client machines is always able to run. You no longer have to wait for the user to launch a VPN or come into the office for their computer to be secured with the latest policies. You no longer have to worry about laptops being off the network for weeks at a time, and coming back into the network after having been connected to dozens of public hotspots while someone was on a vacation with it. While many of these management functions work right out of the box with a standard DirectAccess configuration, there are some functions that will need a couple of extra steps to get them working properly. That is our topic of discussion for this article.

We are going to cover the following topics:

  • Pulls versus pushes
  • What does Manage Out have to do with IPv6
  • Creating a selective ISATAP environment
  • Setting up client-side firewall rules
  • RDP to a DirectAccess client
  • No ISATAP with multisite DirectAccess
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Configuring Load Balancers and High Availability in GlassFish

by Xuekun Kou | December 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by Xuekun Kou, we will discuss how to 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.

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Configuring JMS Resources in GlassFish: Part 1

by Xuekun Kou | December 2009 | Java Open Source

This two part article series by Xuekun Kou, provides you with an introduction to configuring JMS resources in GlassFish. This article also shows you how to configure the MDB container.

In this article, we will discuss how to configure Java Message Service (JMS) resources in GlassFish. We will begin the article with an overview of message systems and the support of JMS on GlassFish. We will then discuss how to configure two popular open source JMS service providers, the Open Message Queue (Open MQ) and Apache ActiveMQ.

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Configuring JDBC in Oracle JDeveloper

by Deepak Vohra | June 2008 | Java Oracle

The Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API is used to access a SQL database from a Java application. JDBC also supports tabular data sources, such as a spreadsheet.

Oracle JDeveloper is a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for modeling, developing, debugging, optimizing, and deploying Java applications. JDeveloper 10g is used to develop J2EE applications comprising the JSPs, EJBs, Struts, Servlets, and the Java classes that may require accessing a database table in the Oracle 10g Database, or a third-party database. In this article by Deepak Vohra, we will see how to configure JDBC in the JDeveloper IDE.

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