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Building Mobile Apps

by Anubhav Hanjura | April 2014 | Networking & Telephony

This article is written by Anubhav Hanjura, the author of Heroku Cloud Application Development. Mobility has reached significance of extraordinary proportions today. There are innumerable mobile apps available from different online app stores for different platforms that provide value added services to its users, ranging from business productivity to gaming and entertainment. As a result, it has become increasingly important to gain the ability to build and deploy these mobile apps as fast and portably as possible.

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Building Location-aware Web Applications with MongoDB and PHP

by Rubayeet Islam | January 2012 | PHP Web Development

Location-aware websites are one of the hottest trends in the present day web development scenario. A location-aware web application takes the user's geographic location as an input, and renders output to that user (or provides some sort of service to him) based on his location. Take Foursquare for example, a hugely popular social networking website that lets you "explore" interesting venues around your location, gives you badges when you "check in" at a venue, shows where your friends are checking in, and so on. Applications like this require databases that have special capabilities for storing, querying, and comparing geographic position parameters (latitude, longitude, and so on). MongoDB has Geospatial Indexing, which makes it effciently perform location- based queries.

In this article, by Rubayeet Islam author of PHP and MongoDB Web Development Beginner’s Guide we will:

  • Cover a little background on geolocation
  • Learn how to detect the current location of a user
  • Learn how to build geospatial indexing
  • Learn how to locate items near a user's location using geospatial indexing
  • Learn about geospatial haystack indexing

The practical examples in this article are going to use a lot of JavaScript. So I suggest you brush up your JavaScript skills before continuing!

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Building Ladder Diagram programs (Simple)

by Austin Scott | October 2013 | Open Source

This article by Austin Scott, the author of the book, Instant PLC Programming with RSLogix 5000, explains how to create some PLC programs for our newly-created project. We will learn how to create Ladder Logic programs in RSLogix 5000 by drafting a basic Ladder Logic alarm timer routine. We are going to add an alarm that will be triggered if the valve position set point and current analog input position of the valve differ for more than five seconds.

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Building JSF/EJB3 Applications

by Yuli Vasiliev | September 2007 | Java Open Source

This practical article by Yuli Vasiliev shows you how to create a simple data-driven application using JSF and EJB3 technologies. The article also shows you how to effectively use NetBeans IDE when building enterprise applications.

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Building HTML5 Pages from Scratch

by David Karlins | October 2011 | Web Development

In this article by David Karlins, author of Dreamweaver CS5.5 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, we will learn to build web pages in Dreamweaver relying entirely on HTML5 layout tags. There are four things we will accomplish by learning to do that:

  • Building page layouts relying exclusively on HTML5 layouts will hone our skills at using these new tools for page design, and introduce HTML5 Code Hints in Dreamweaver
  • Relying on standardized, defined HTML5 layout elements (as opposed to custom-defined, irregularly implemented Div tags) streamlines page design
  • There are actual, significant real-world scenarios where building pages relying exclusively on HTML5 layout elements is the best way to design them (for example, when designing pages for iPhones or iPads)
  • There are functional advantages beyond design considerations for organizing page content in HTML5 layout elements. We will examine those advantages as we build HTML5 pages
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Building Friend Networks with Django 1.0

by Ayman Hourieh | March 2009 | Open Source Web Development

Running a social web application means having a community of users who have common interests, and who use the application to share their interests and findings with each other. We will want to enhance the social experience of our users.

In this article by Ayman Hourieh, we will learn how to:

  • Build a friend network feature
  • Let users browse bookmarks of friends
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Building Form Applications in Joomla! using CK Forms

by Suhreed Sarkar | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

There is no doubt that Joomla! is one of the best content management system (CMS) in the world. It has a large set of extensions to meet almost any type of application need ranging from content management, photo gallery, multimedia streaming to e-commerce and social networking. It has great flexibility in changing designs and customizing the code. With Joomla, you can build any kind of website and dynamic web application. For example, this step-by-step tutorial by Suhreed Sarcar describes how to build custom form applications in Joomla! using CK Forms component without delving into any PHP code.

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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 Web Application with PHP and MariaDB – Introduction to caching

by Sai Srinivas Sriparasa | June 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sai Srinivas Sriparasa, author of the book Building a Web Application with PHP and MariaDB: A Reference Guide, we'll learn how caching can be defined as the process of making popular data highly available by temporarily storing the data in memory that allows responding to a request faster by retrieving data from the memory rather than going onto the disk. There are three types of caching, as follows:

  • Caching in the database
  • Caching in the application
  • Content caching
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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 Blog

by Andrew Burgess | May 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Andrew Burgess, the author of the book Backbone.js Blueprints, we're going to begin by assuming that your experience in Backbone is very minimal; in fact, even if you've never used Backbone before, you should still be able to follow along just fine. The application we're going to build in this article is a very simple blog. As blogs go, it's going to have very few features; there will be posts that viewers can read and make comments on. However, it will introduce you to every major feature in the Backbone library, get you comfortable with the vocabulary, and how these features work together in general.

In this article, we'll know how to:

  • Use Backbone's model, collection, and view components
  • Program the server side with Node.js (and Express.js) to create a backend for our Backbone app

So let's get started!

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