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Building Financial Functions into Excel 2010

by Andre Odnoha | July 2011 | Cookbooks Microsoft

Building financial function in to Excel will augment the Excel toolset with user defined functions broadening the abilities of Excel. This article by Andre Odnoha, author of Excel 2010 Financials Cookbook, will focus on real-world scenarios and the use of Excel functions to make sound business decisions. In essence, the following recipes will assist you as a financial manager to track and follow your monetary decisions closely.

In this article, we will learn:

  • Determining standard deviation for assessing risk
  • Analyzing benefits between interest and payment investments
  • Calculating the number of payments in a loan
  • Identifying the difference between effective and nominal interest rates
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Building Events

by Chris Dickinson | October 2013 | Games Open Source

In this article by Chris Dickinson, author of Learning Game Physics with Bullet Physics and OpenGL, we will learn how to build a collision event system and manage them.

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Building Applications with Spring Data Redis

by Petri Kainulainen | December 2012 | Open Source

The Spring Data project is essentially a parent project that collects data storage specific subprojects under a single brand. It teaches you how you can use Redis in your Spring powered applications.

In this article by Petri Kainulainen, author of Spring Data, we will cover:

  • The basic design principles of a Redis data model
  • The key components of Spring Data Redis
  • How we can implement a CRUD application
  • How we can use the publish/subscribe messaging pattern
  • How we can use Spring Data Redis as an implementation of the cache abstraction provided by Spring Framework 3.1
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Building Android (Must know)

by Earlence Fernandes | September 2013 | Open Source

This article by Earlence Fernandes, the author of the book Instant Android Systems Development How-to, sets up your build computer and instructs you on how to download and build the Android operating system from scratch.

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Building an Image Slideshow using Scripty2

by Jose Argudo Blanco | May 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Jose Argudo, we will build an Image Slideshow using Scripty2.

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Building an EJB 3.0 Persistence Model with Oracle JDeveloper

by Deepak Vohra | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Oracle Fusion Middleware is a family name for a set of Java EE products that are integrated for SOA and web application deployment. WebLogic Server (WLS) is the Java EE container and Oracle JDeveloper the Java EE and SOA development IDE.

In this article by Deepak Vohra, author of EJB 3.0 Database Persistence with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, we will use JDeveloper to create an EJB 3.0 application, and then we will deploy and test our application leveraging the embedded WebLogic Server that comes with JDeveloper. This makes it very easy for us to develop, deploy, and test our application.

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Building an app using Backbone.js

by Thomas Hunter II | July 2013 | Web Services Open Source Web Development

In this article by Thomas Hunter II author of Instant Backbone.js Application Development, we will develop a simple application using Backbone.js. Backbone is a JavaScript library with a RESTful JSON interface, and is based on the model-view-presenter (MVP) application design paradigm. Backbone is known for being lightweight, as its only dependency is on one JavaScript library, Underscore.js. It is designed for developing single page web applications and for keeping various parts of web applications (for example, multiple clients and the server) synchronized.

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Building an Admin Interface in Drupal 7 Module Development

by Greg Dunlap | December 2010 | Drupal Open Source

In this article, by Greg Dunlap, co-author of Drupal 7 Module Development we will create a module with an administrative interface. This module will build upon many of the module creation concepts. Some of the concepts we will cover in this article are:

  • Mapping Drupal functions to menu items using hook_menu()
  • Creating basic forms with the Form API
  • Managing Drupal settings using variable_set() and variable_get()
  • Sending mail using drupal_mail() and hook_mail()
  • Using Drupal 7's new token system

After this article is finished you should have a good handle on many concepts that are at the core of almost every module you will write in the future.

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Building a Web Service-driven Application with Flash in Drupal

by Travis Tidwell | May 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Travis Tidwell, we will create a "Hello World" application that utilizes web services to populate a TextField or MovieClip with data from a remote location. Using web services to populate all of our Flash fields allows for the component abstraction necessary for an MVC architecture. Here Flash fulfills the role of the View, and Drupal fulfils the role as the Model and Component. This enables us to have a truly scalable and manageable web solution.

This approach allows for a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture for our Flash applications, which is considered ideal since it separates the User Interface (View) from the Data Set (Model) and Business Logic (Component) of our application.

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Building a To-do List with Ajax

by Arda Kılıçdağı Halil İbrahim Yılmaz | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Arda Kılıçdağı and Halil İbrahim Yılmaz, authors of Laravel Application Development Blueprints, we will cover the following:

  • Creating and migrating TO-DO list's database
  • Creating a TO-DO list's model
  • Creating the template
  • Inserting data to the database with Ajax
  • Retrieving the list from the database
  • How to allow only Ajax requests
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Building a Site Directory with SharePoint Search

by Mike Oryszak | July 2012 | Microsoft

A common challenge for many SharePoint users is finding sites with content that is relevant to them. It is pretty common to find environments with hundreds if not thousands of sites. In past versions of the product, there was a Site Directory feature that was available, but it was essentially just a SharePoint list which required manual entry and significant maintenance, which ultimately made it a pretty unreliable and ineffective solution.

In this article by Mike Oryszak, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints, will provide some alternative solutions for addressing these challenges, starting with an overview of some key concepts on how to leverage SharePoint Search to provide an optimized experience, making it easier for users to search and discover relevant sites. In addition to the conceptual overview, the following configurations and custom solutions will be covered:

  • Sites Search Scope
  • Site Directory page
  • Relevant sites Web Part

 

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Building a Simple Address Book Application with jQuery and PHP

by Mambe Nanje Churchill | February 2010 | Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Mambe Nanje Churchill, we will explore the world of jQuery and PHP in achieving an AJAX style simple address book application using the JSON protocol. The basic application will help the user save, view and delete his or her contacts(name and phone). Its a basic application to demonstrate some key jQuery features like DOM transversing, jQquery event binding and AJAX calls with the $.ajax function.

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Building a Personal Site Using Drupal 6

by Timi Ogunjobi | August 2009 | Drupal Open Source

The example project in this article by Timi Ogunjobi is based on a fictitious web site development brief, and it illustrates a practical way of applying Drupal to develop a personal site. Isaac Meredith Smart is a professor of Sociology at Drupelburg University. His need is quite simple, and all he intends to do is to build a personal web site that will provide some shameless publicity to promote him professionally. The objective is to give his students, as well as the entire academic community, as much information about himself as is decently permitted.

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Building a News Aggregating Site Using Drupal 6

by Rahul Pitre | August 2009 | Drupal

The example project in this article by Timi Ogunjobi is based on a fictitious web site development brief, and it illustrates a practical way of applying Drupal to develop a News Aggregation site called Weird Hap'nins. Bad news is always good news for the press. This is why Vaughan Pyre has decided to take advantage of this fact and create a web site that will aggregate bad news and weird happenings from all over the world. The content of the site will be entirely derived from Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds from several sources (each feed being automatically fetched and its items displayed on the web site).

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Building a News Aggregating Site in Joomla!

by Timi Ogunjobi | May 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

Bad news is always good news for the press. This is why Vaughan Pyre has decided to take advantage of this fact and creates a website that will aggregate bad news and weird happenings from all over the world. In this article by Timi Ogunjobi, author of Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints, the content of the site will be entirely derived from Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds from several sources (each feed being automatically fetched and its items displayed on the website).

Weird Hap'nins requirements will be the need to:

  • Get external feed sources and allocate them to menu links on the website
  • Create the means to automatically fetch and display article items located in the feeds
  • Display the latest content from all feed sources on the front page
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Building a London Travel Guide with iBooks Author

by Zeeshan Chawdhary | April 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Zeeshan Chawdhary, author of Instant Apple iBooks How-to, helps us create a full working book with iBooks Author titled London CityGuide. This will incorporate all the widgets and functions available within iBooks Author as well as a case study for layout/design.

The content will be travel-specific for London, sourced from www.WikiTravel.org, Wikipedia, and other open sources. Images will be from Creative Commons wherever possible, or free to use, depending on licenses from original owners.

The finished book is available for download via the iTunes store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/london/id593298852?ls=1.

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Building a Job Board Website using JobPress

by Heather R. Wallace | July 2010 | Open Source WordPress

No matter how good or bad the economy might be at any given time there will always be job seekers. Every day people search online to find employment in a variety of industries. Searching the bigger job boards can be overwhelming and time-consuming because job seekers must sort though the myriad of job listings in an attempt to locate positions that match their unique skill sets. What would greatly benefit these job seekers is a fine-tuned job board that concentrates on a smaller segment of the overall job market. That's where JobPress comes in.

In this article by Heather R. Wallace, author of the book WordPress 3 Site Blueprints, we will see how with the JobPress theme, you can easily create a niche job board to serve a particular segment of job seekers.

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Building a Hello World application

by Hiren J. Dave | October 2013 | Open Source

This article by Hiren J. Dave, author of the book Instant Sencha Touch, will give you a brief insight on initiating the creation of a Hello World applications using Sencha Touch

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Building a Flex Type-Ahead Text Input

by Keith Lee | March 2010 | Open Source

A Type-Ahead TextInput is feature common to modern day web forms. Quite simply, it is a way to allow the user to enter free text into a field and simultaneously display a list of possible choices based on the text they've already entered. It does so in a way that does not interfere with the users choice of input. In this article by Keith Lee, we will use Flex and build a AutoComplete TextInput.

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Building a Facebook Application: Part 2

by Dr Mark Alexander Bain Hasin Hayder | July 2009 | Open Source PHP

In the previous part of this article by Dr. Mark Alexander Bain and Hasin Hayder, we covered developing a simple Facebook application and the way to write the Facebook profile. In this part, we will cover Mock AJAX and data storage.

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