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An Overview of Microsoft Sure Step

by Chandru Shankar Vincent Bellefroid | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Delivering business solutions is more than just product play. Software is often viewed as the enabler; however, the key to success is how the solution is implemented and how the implementations are managed. With this as the background, Microsoft has developed Sure Step as the full lifecycle methodology for the Microsoft Dynamics solutions portfolio. In this article, we introduce the concept of Methodology and its importance in the selection and implementation of ERP/CRM solutions. A faulty selection process can derail any solution deployment, and it is important for the readers to understand what they can do to prevent this.

In this article by Chandru Shankar and Vincent Bellefroid, authors of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, we will introduce the concepts and definitions. We will also provide an overview of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, and the different aspects of the methodology that help both the implementer and the customer.

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An Overview of Joomla!/VirtueMart

by Joseph Kwan | June 2011 | Joomla! Open Source

In this article, we will briefly review the Joomla!/VirtueMart file structure. We will then continue to explain the presentation framework of Joomla! and VirtueMart. A high-level view of the VirtueMart engine will be presented and we will see how the VirtueMart theme and template fits in the whole system. After that, we will be able to understand the various ways to customize the VirtueMart shop and provide a list of items we need to consider before heading on a customization project.

Briefly, in this article by Joseph Kwan, author of Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design, we will cover:

  • Navigating through the Joomla!/VirtueMart directories
  • Structure of the Joomla! URL path
  • Joomla! presentation framework
  • VirtueMart presentation framework
  • Roles of VirtueMart themes and templates
  • Ways to customize VirtueMart
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An Overview of Complex Event Processing

by Alexandre Alves Lloyd Williams Robin J. Smith | May 2013 |

In this article by Alexandre Alves,Robin J. Smith and Lloyd Williams, authors of Getting Started with Oracle Event Processing 11g, you will be introduced to the basic concepts of Complex Event Processing ( CEP ), its impact today on businesses across all industries, and the key artifacts that together constitute an Event-Driven Solution Platform. Some of the topics we will cover are as follows:

  • What is event processing

  • Relating this to a business in computing terms

  • Use case: A solution for customer problems

  • Key elements of event stream processing

  • Event processing languages and extensibility

  • Holistic event-driven and service-orientated architectures

  • Predicting an event

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An overview of architecture and modeling in Cassandra

by Sanjay Sharma | January 2014 | Open Source

This article is written by Sanjay Sharma, the author of Cassandra Design Patterns. When Cassandra was first being developed, the initial developers had to take a design decision on whether to build a Dynamo-like or a Google BigTable-like system, and these clever guys decided to use the best of both worlds. Hence, the Cassandra architecture is loosely based on the foundations of peer-to-peer-based Dynamo architecture, with the data storage model based on Google BigTable.

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An Introduction to VMware Horizon Mirage

by Peter von Oven | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Peter von Oven, author of VMware Horizon Mirage Essentials, explains all about what Horizon Mirage is and the terminologies used along with the three use case categories: Manage, Migrate, and Protect.

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An Introduction to Risk Analysis

by Aaron Woody | June 2013 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles

Security is a process that requires the integration of security into business processes to ensure enterprise risk is minimized to an acceptable level. Security as a process is an approach that highlights the integration of security and business initiatives to reduce the security impact of implementations and changes to the enterprise environment. This article by Aaron Woody, author of Enterprise Security: A Data-Centric Approach to Securing the Enterprise, will introduce the concept of using risk analysis to drive security decisions.

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An Introduction to Rhomobile

by Abhishek Nalwaya | July 2011 | Open Source

Rhomobile has revolutionized the process of developing mobile applications. It has enabled developers to become much faster and more efficient, allowing quicker application development. It enables software programmers to build applications for mobile devices using HTML and Ruby instead of proprietary languages such as Objective-C. Currently, the Rhodes framework supports development for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, Google Android, Symbian, and BlackBerry operating systems.

In this article by Abhishek Nalwaya, author of Rhomobile Beginners Guide, we will briefly discuss the various products of Rhomobile and their architecture.

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An Introduction to PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

This article series by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, begins with an overview of PHP-Nuke; what it is, and what it can do to help you build your own community-driven website. We shall learn all the features and functionality provided by PHP-Nuke by developing an example site, the Dinosaur Portal, as we progress through this series.

In this article series, we will cover:

  1. An Introduction to PHP-Nuke (see below)
  2. Installing PHP-Nuke
  3. Your First Page
  4. Managing the Site
  5. Managing Users
  6. Story Management with PHP-Nuke
  7. Content Management Modules
  8. Managing the Discussion Forums
  9. Customizing Layout with Themes
  10. Programming PHP-Nuke
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An Introduction to JSF: Part 2

by Ian Hlavats | December 2009 | Java

This is the second part of the article series on An Introduction to JSF. In this article by Ian Hlavats, we will discuss about Standard JSF Validators and Internationalization in detail. Read An Introduction to JSF: Part 1 here.

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An Introduction to JSF: Part 1

by Ian Hlavats | December 2009 | Java

In this article by Ian Hlavats, we will discuss about JSF in detail. We will learn about:

  • Model-View-Controller architecture
  • JSF Request Processing Lifecycle
  • Managed Beans
  • EL Expressions
  • UI Components
  • Validators
  • Internationalization

 

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An Introduction to Hibernate and Spring: Part 1

by Ahmad Seddighi | November 2009 | Java Open Source

This article by Ahmad Seddighi, introduces Spring and Hibernate, explaining what persistence is, why it is important, and how it is implemented in Java applications. It provides a theoretical discussion of Hibernate and how Hibernate solves problems related to persistence. Finally, we take a look at Spring and the role of Spring in persistence.

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An Introduction to Flash Builder 4-Network Monitor

by | May 2010 | Web Development

In this article by Ali Raza, we will learn about the brand new premium feature of Adobe Flash Builder 4 called Network Monitor.

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Amazon SimpleDB versus RDBMS

by Prabhakar Chaganti Rich Helms | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Java PHP

In this article by Prabhakar Chaganti and Rich Helms, authors of Amazon SimpleDB Developer Guide, you'll see the differences between SimpleDB and a traditional RDBMS, as well as the pros and cons of using SimpleDB as the storage engine in your application.

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All New September Open Source Books from Packt

by | September 2010 | Open Source

 

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All New Open Source Books from Packt-Old

by | September 2010 | Open Source

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Drupal 7

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Drupal 7 Module Development

Drupal 7 Module Development

Six professional Drupal developers use a practical, example-based approach to introduce PHP developers to the powerful new Drupal 7 tools, APIs, and strategies for writing custom Drupal code.

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NetBeans Platform 6.9 Developer's Guide

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Create professional desktop rich-client Swing applications with the Netbeans Platform, the world's only modular Swing application framework

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WordPress 3 Site Blueprints

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Ready-made plans for 9 different professional WordPress sites

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Python Multimedia

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Develop exciting multimedia applications using Python - build applications for processing images, creating 2D animations and processing audio and video

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jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide

jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide

If you are looking for a comprehensive reference guide to this popular JavaScript library, this book is for you. Revised and updated for version 1.4 of jQuery, this book offers an organized menu of every jQuery method, function, and selector.

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Alfresco 3 Web Services

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All New Open Source Books from Packt

by | September 2010 | Open Source

 

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All New October Open Source Books from Packt

by | October 2010 | Open Source

 

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All New Drupal Books from Packt

by | May 2011 | Drupal Open Source

 

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Packt has a great range of new Drupal releases in 2011, for further information click on the links below.

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Alice 3: Making Simple Animations with Actors

by Vanesa S. Olsen | April 2011 | Open Source

Alice is a free and innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the Web. Alice is a teaching tool designed as a revolutionary approach to teaching and learning introductory programming concepts.

In this article by Vanesa S. Olsen, author of Alice 3 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Browsing galleries to search for a specific class
  • Creating a new instance from a class in a gallery
  • Setting initial properties for an actor
  • Moving an actor
  • Resizing an actor
  • Working with multiple actors
  • Moving an actor with relative positions
  • Orienting an actor to a target actor
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