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Automating Your System Administration and Deployment Tasks Over SSH

by Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker | March 2014 | Cookbooks Networking & Telephony

In this article, by Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker, author of Python Network Programming Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Executing a remote shell command using telnet
  • Copying a file to a remote machine by SFTP
  • Printing a remote machine's CPU information
  • Installing a Python package remotely
  • Running a MySQL command remotely

This article promotes some interesting Python libraries. The recipes are presented aiming at the system administrators and advanced Python programmers who like to write code that connects to remote systems and executes commands. The article begins with lightweight recipes with a built-in Python library, telnetlib. It then brings Paramiko, a well-known remote access library. Finally, the powerful remote system administration library, fabric, is presented. The fabric library is loved by developers who regularly script for automatic deployments, for example, deploying web applications or building custom application binaries.

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Automating the Audio Parameters – How it Works

by Chris Khoo | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Chris Khoo, the author of Instant Audio Processing with Web Audio, we will see how automating the audio parametes is carried out. There are several key rules in regards to scheduling the automation events:

  • If an event is added at a time when there is already an event of the exact same type, the new event replaces the old one.

  • If an event is added at a time when there is already an event of a different type, it is scheduled to occur immediately after it.

  • Events may not overlap – some events occur over time, such as the linearRampToValueAtTime() automation behavior. No events may be scheduled in the time when such events are active, otherwise Web Audio will throw a runtime exception.

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Automated testing using Robotium

by Hrushikesh Zadgaonkar | November 2013 | Open Source

Automated testing helps us to maintain high software quality and provides a facility to capture if any code changes affect the actual use case. This article by Hrushikesh Zadgaonkar, the author of Robotium Automated Testing for Android, introduces the Robotium framework, its different features, its benefits in the world of automated testing, the API set of the Robotium Framework, and how to implement the Robotium Remote Control using SAFS.

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Authorizing User Access to BPEL Process

by Matjaz B. Juric | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Web Development

In the previous article, Securing a BPEL process, we saw the principles of securing BPEL processes.

In this article, by Matjaz B. Juric, author of WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, we will look at how to secure BPEL processes, so that they can be accessed only by authenticated users. In a nutshell, we will:

  • Configure the web service export of a BPEL process to propagate user identity to the process, so that a process instance ownership can be claimed in that user's name
  • Protect a BPEL process at SCA level as a component to implement access to the process for authorized users only
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Authorizations in SAP HANA

by Mark Walker | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles SAP

In this article by Mark Walker, author of Software Development on the SAP HANA Platform, we will examined the fact that some of your users might not be allowed to have access to all the data in the system, or might have specific rights, maybe to create data but not to see the data that is currently in the system. We'll see concrete example of access restrictions on both objects and their content in this article.

SAP HANA provides several different layers of security from which you can benefit, and in this article we'll be looking at each of them. We'll examine how we can create each type of object, how they interact with each other, and how we can use them.

The authorization concept in SAP HANA is comprised of different notions:

  • Roles

  • SQL privileges

  • Analytic privileges

  • System privileges

  • Package privileges

  • Users

     

We will take a look at each of these concepts in turn.

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Authorizations in SAP HANA

by Mark Walker | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles SAP

In this article by Mark Walker, author of Software Development on the SAP HANA Platform, we will examined the fact that some of your users might not be allowed to have access to all the data in the system, or might have specific rights, maybe to create data but not to see the data that is currently in the system. We'll see concrete example of access restrictions on both objects and their content in this article.

SAP HANA provides several different layers of security from which you can benefit, and in this article we'll be looking at each of them. We'll examine how we can create each type of object, how they interact with each other, and how we can use them.

The authorization concept in SAP HANA is comprised of different notions:

  • Roles

  • SQL privileges

  • Analytic privileges

  • System privileges

  • Package privileges

  • Users

     

We will take a look at each of these concepts in turn.

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Authorization with Zend_Acl in Zend Framework 1.8

by | October 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Keith Pope, we will focus on how we can control access to parts of the application and how users can log in to use the services provided by the Storefront.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Using Zend_Acl
  • Integrating the ACL into our Models

Read Authentication with Zend_Auth in Zend Framework 1.8 to learn authentication in Zend Framework.

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Authoring an EnterpriseDB report with Report Builder 2.0

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | June 2009 | Open Source

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows step-by-step how you may retrieve data from a database on a Postgres Plus server and display the results in a report generated using Report Builder 2.0. Report Builder 2.0 is a report building and maintaining tool provided with SQL Server 2008. The evaluation version of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise edition was used in this tutorial. Report data is obtained via an ODBC DSN. The connection uses an EnterpriseDB ODBC driver that gets installed on the computer when EnterpriseDB is installed.

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Author Podcast - Ronald Rood discusses the birth of Oracle Scheduler

by Ronald Rood | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Ronald Rood, author of Mastering Oracle Scheduler in Oracle 11g Databases, discusses Oracle Scheduler, and its busienss benefits in scheduling, managing and executing jobs to help automate business processes.

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Author Podcast - Bob Griesemer on Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g

by Bob Griesemer | April 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Listen to Bob Griesemer, author of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g: Getting Started, speaking with Dain Hansen, Director of Product Marketing for Oracle Fusion Middleware, about his book, data integration, and the benefits of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g in data warehouses.

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Author Podcast - Aleksander Seovic Talks About Oracle Coherence 3.5

by Aleksandar Seovic | February 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Listen to Aleksander Seovic, author of Oracle Coherence 3.5, be interviewed by Cameron Purdy, Vice President of Development at Oracle.

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Authentication with Zend_Auth in Zend Framework 1.8

by Keith Pope | October 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Keith Pope, we will focus on how we can control access to parts of the application—Storefront and how users can log in to use the services provided by the it.

We will learn how to implement authentication in Zend Framework 1.8.

We will cover the following topics in this article:

  • Authentication versus Authorization
  • Using Zend_Auth
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Authentication and Authorization in MODx

by Antano Solar John | July 2009 | Content Management Open Source

Authentication is the process of verifying that users are who they claim to be. Authorization is the process of granting access to the authenticated users—based on their role—to perform operations such as view, edit, or delete on resources. In this article by Antano Solar John, you will learn how MODx facilitates authentication and authorization. You will build your site to include user registrations, logins, user types, and set rules on who can do what.

As you read this article, it is important that you keep in mind that MODx has two user types.

  • Web Users—users who use the web site
  • Manager Users—users who are allowed to log in to the Manager interface
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Authenticating Your Application with Devise

by Giovanni Sakti Hafiz Badrie Lubis Nia Mutiara | October 2013 | Open Source

A "state of the art" application sometimes requires more customizations from Devise, such as customization for signing in, updating accounts, or resetting a user's password. When you first install Devise with its default settings, you will not get these features. That's why you will need to dig deeper to have a more comprehensive understanding about Devise, and this article by Hafiz, Nia Mutiara, and Giovanni Sakti, authors of Learning Devise for Rails, will help you do just that.

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augmentedTi: The application architecture

by Trevor Ward | December 2012 | Games Web Graphics & Video

Augmented Reality application is clean, efficient and usable. It shows how to hide the processing from the user and build a display which updates and rotates smoothly.

This article by Trevor Ward, author of Augmented Reality using Appcelerator Titanium Starter, dives into the open source code base of the augmentedTi example application, explaining how it has been implemented.

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Augmented Reality

by Dr. Raphael Grasset Jens Grubert | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Jens Grubert and Dr. Raphael Grasset, authors of the book Augmented Reality for Android Application Development, you will learn about the AR concepts.

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Audio Playback

by David Gouveia | September 2013 | Games

In this article, created by David Gouveia, the author of Getting Started with C++ Audio Programming for Game Development, we will perform two of the most fundamental operations in audio programming—loading and playing audio files. This might not seem like much, but it is already enough to get us started adding audio into our games.

There are many different audio libraries available these days, such as DirectSound, Core Audio, PortAudio, OpenAL, FMOD, or Wwise. Some are available only on certain platforms, while others work almost everywhere. Some are very low-level, providing little more than a bridge between the user and the sound card driver, while others provide high-level features such as 3D sound or interactive music.

For this article, we will be using FMOD, a cross-platform audio middleware developed by Firelight Technologies that is extremely powerful, yet easy-to-use. However, you should try to focus more on the concepts covered, instead of the API, because understanding them will allow you to adapt to other libraries more easily, since a lot of this knowledge is interchangeable.

For starters, we will learn how to install FMOD, how to initialize and update the audio system, and how to get it to play an audio file. At the end of the chapter, we will work through the creation of a very simple audio manager class, which encapsulates all of these tasks behind a minimalistic interface.

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Audio Fields in Drupal

by Aaron Winborn | July 2009 | Drupal Open Source

In this article by Aaron Winborn, we'll go through the FileField module. This is a useful module if you want to have an easily configured solution, in many situations, there are some benefits from using the FileField module instead. It's light-weight, it's flexible, and it's easy to customize. It may also be easier to add support for players other than the 1PixelOut and XSPF players distributed with Audio.

Additionally, as of this writing, the Drupal 6 version of the Audio module wasn't quite ready for production. But I am confident it will be soon, if not already.

Finally, there may be specific reasons for wanting to choose a FileField solution over the Audio module. Similar to the quandary of whether to use the Image module or Image Field, the most common reason would probably be to allow multiple audio files to be attached to a node, or to allow audio fields to be associated with other types of nodes. (Note that the Audio module is also bundled with the Audio Attach module, which might be a solution for that as well.)

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Audio Enhancements with p4a.ploneaudio in Plone 3.3

by Tom Gross | May 2010 | Open Source Web Development

This article series by Tom Gross, author of Plone 3 Multimedia, explains how to add audio content to Plone and enhance its features with Plone4Artists products. It also shows how to include audio data in HTML with plugins and Flash.

Read Managing Audio Content in Plone 3.3 here.

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Attracting Traffic

by David Mercer | November 2011 | Open Source WordPress

In this article written by David Mercer, author of Internet Marketing with WordPress, we will describe how to attract traffic to your blog.

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