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Where Is My Data and How Do I Get to It?

by Chris Backhouse Christopher Liley David Duncan | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This Article, by David Duncan and Christopher Liley, authors of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Reporting, Second Edition, explains that, as a developer or consultant who has been assigned the task of filling user requests for reports should be aware that ultimately the very first question after deciding on the reporting tool is, "Where is my data and how do I get to it?"

Knowing where to begin is a critical first step in the development process. The aim of this article is to provide helpful tips for finding and locating data in the Dynamics GP 2013 ERP system and company databases. Although we'll discuss some reporting tools that do not require us to know the SQL database structure for Dynamics GP companies, it is still helpful to understand how GP stores its data.

In this article, we will discuss the following:

  • Differences between the system database and company databases
  • Conventions that are helpful to know and understand when it comes to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 data and how it is stored
  • Using Resource Descriptions as a tool for finding data from within GP 2013
  • Utilizing additional tools, such as the GP 2013 SDK and Support Debugging Tool, to find our data
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What's New In Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"

by Christer Edwards | October 2009 | Linux Servers Open Source

At the time of this writing, Ubuntu's 9.10 "Karmic Koala" will be due out in just ten days. Users around the world are hard at work testing and submitting fixes, eagerly trying to patch every hole in time for the final relesae. While there maybe a few quirks here and there, they have so far done an amazing job of integrating new technologies and upgrading underlying technologies. This article by Christer Edwards outlines some of the exciting new technologies and features that will be showcased in Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala".

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What's New in Moodle 2.0

by Mary Cooch | September 2010 | Moodle Open Source

This article by Mary Cooch, author of Moodle 2.0 First Look, gives a brief look at what Moodle 2.0 has to offer with the exciting new modules and enhanced features, and the major overhauls in the file uploading and navigation system.

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What is Quantitative Finance?

by Alonso Peña, Ph.D. | June 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Alonso Peña, Ph.D., author of Advanced Quantitative Finance with C++, we will give a brief introduction to Quantitative Finance, delimit the subject to option pricing with C++, and describe the structure of the article.

Quantitative Finance studies the application of quantitative techniques to the solution of problems in finance. It spans diverse areas such as the management of investment funds and insurance companies, the control of financial risks for manufacturing companies and banking industry, and the behavior of the financial markets. Quantitative Finance is eminently interdisciplinary building upon key expertise from the disciplines of finance, mathematics, and informatics.

In this article, we will focus on one aspect of Quantitative Finance—the pricing of financial derivatives using the programming language C++. In the following sections, we will describe the main features of the three key disciplines that constitute Quantitative Finance:

  • Finance

  • Mathematics

  • Informatics

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What is Oracle Public Cloud?

by Hemant Kumar Mehta | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article created by Hemant Kumar Mehta, the author of Getting Started with Oracle Public Cloud, discusses various cloud services offered by Oracle and the architecture of the Oracle Cloud Services. The following topics will be covered in this article:

  • A brief review of cloud computing concepts
  • Oracle Cloud Services
  • Application Services
  • Social Services
  • Platform Services
  • Common Infrastructure Services
  • Oracle Managed Services
  • Architecture of Oracle Cloud solution
  • Trying Oracle Public Cloud Services
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What is OpenLayers?

by Alessio Di Lorenzo Giovanni Allegri | May 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Alessio Di Lorenzo and Giovanni Allegri, the authors of the book Instant OpenLayers Starter, we will discuss some basic points about OpenLayers

OpenLayers is an open source map viewing library, originally developed and released by MetaCarta under a BSD license. It is written in pure JavaScript and makes it easy to incorporate interactive maps from a variety of sources into your web pages and applications.

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What is NGUI?

by Charles Bernardoff | January 2014 | Games

This article by Charles Bernardoff, the author of the book NGUI for Unity, covers the basic features of NGUI. It will also show how to import the plugin and create our first UI system and study its structure.

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What is New in 12c

by Aman Sharma Francisco Munoz Alvarez | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Francisco Munoz Alvarez and Aman Sharma, the authors of Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide, covers topics such as pluggable database, RMAN's new features and enhancements, and Data Pump's new features and enhancements.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Pluggable database
  • RMAN's new features and enhancements
  • Data Pump's new features and enhancements
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What is Lumion?

by Ciro Cardoso | December 2013 | Architecture & Analysis

This article by Ciro Cardoso, author of Getting Started with Lumion 3D, will give a general overview of Lumion, where you will learn why to use Lumion and what final quality we can get with this application. It will also help you to learn how to use and tweak more than 500 ready-to-use materials that Lumion has.

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What is Hazelcast?

by Mat Johns | August 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Mat Johns, the author of Getting Started with Hazelcast, gives a brief description about Hazelcast. By the end of this article, you will be aware that Hazelcast is a radical new approach to data, designed from the ground up around distribution. It embraces a new scalable way of thinking. The major feature about Hazelcast is its master less nature; each node is configured to be functionally the same.

Most, if not all, applications need to store some data, some applications far more than others. By holding this article in your eager hands and starting to flip through its pages, it might be safe to assume you have previously worked to architect, develop, or support applications more towards the latter end of that scale. We could imagine that you are all too painfully familiar with the common pitfalls and issues that tend to crop up around scaling or distributing your data layer. But to make sure we are all up to speed, in this article, we shall examine:

  • Traditional approaches to data persistence
  • How caches have helped improve performance, but bring about their own problems
  • Hazelcast's fresh approach to the problem
  • A brief overview its generic capabilities
  • Summary of what type of problems we might solve using it
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What is Drupal?

by Pankaj Sharma | October 2013 | Open Source

This article, written by Pankaj Sharma, the author of Instant Premium Drupal Themes discusses about the advantages of using the Drupal platform. Drupal is an open source content management platform. It is being used by millions of websites and this count is increasing with each day. Drupal can be used to create website of any category and domain.

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What Can You Do with Sage Math?

by Craig Finch | May 2011 | Open Source

Sage is a powerful tool—but you don't have to take my word for it. This article will showcase a few of the things that Sage can do to enhance your work. Look at the things Sage can do, and start to think about how Sage might be useful to you.

In this article by Craig Finch, author of Sage Beginner's Guide, you will see how Sage can be used for:

  • Making simple numerical calculations
  • Performing symbolic calculations
  • Solving systems of equations and ordinary differential equations
  • Making plots in two and three dimensions
  • Analysing experimental data and fitting models
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What are SSAS 2012 dimensions and cube?

by Anurag Acharya | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Anurag Acharya, author of Instant Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Dimensions and Cube, we will learn what SSAS 2012 is, why we need it, and then thread on a bit of description of the SSAS history. We will also discuss the architecture of SSAS 2012 with their data models, the future of SSAS 2012, along with what's new in SSAS 2012. After that we will talk about the SSAS dimensions and cube.

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Welcoming your Visitors: Creating Attractive Home Pages and Overview Pages

by Eric Tiggeler | May 2013 | Beginner's Guides Joomla! Open Source

In this article by Eric Tiggeler author of Joomla! 3 Beginner’s Guide, we will:

  • Customize the home page settings

  • Create a different kind of home page

  • Create and tweak category overview pages

  • Create different layouts for different types of overview pages

So, let's start tweaking the CORBA home page!

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Welcome to Paint.NET

by Andros T. Sturgeon Shoban Kumar | December 2013 | Open Source

This article created by Andros T. Sturgeon and Shoban Kumar, authors of the book Getting Started with Paint.NET,  will provide a quick overview of Paint.NET, some of its functions, and how to install the program using a step-by-step approach. It also goes over the main window and functions of Paint.NET

Paint.NET is a free, reliable program that rivals the most expensive photo editing programs on the market. Now, let us dive into the basic concepts of this software.

In this article will cover a general review of Paint.NET and what you need to do to get it, install it, and prepare it for use.

The topics covered are as follows:

  • System requirements
  • Downloading and installing Paint.NET

Nothing captures the attention more than an interesting image. If you take an amazing picture with any camera, chances are you will have to process it on some level.

Whether you add a filter, change the color, or add an effect; a small change can turn an average image into a great one. Paint.NET is a Windows-based image editing program that gives you the ability to manipulate images professionally. It rivals similar software that can cost hundreds of dollars. The best part about Paint.NET is that it is a freeware, meaning it's completely free.

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WebSphere MQ Sample Programs

by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

In the previous articles IBM WebSphere MQ commands and MQ Listener, Channel and Queue Management, we illustrated the working and setup of WebSphere MQ and we also took a look at how we manage the WebSphere MQ Listeners, channels and queues respectively.

In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will take a look at the following:

  • MQ sample programs
    • Server
    • Client
  • Dead Letter Queue handler
  • WebSphere MQ message format
  • MQ error messages
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by David R. Heffelfinger | March 2014 | Open Source

In this article by David R. Heffelfinger, the author of Java EE 7 GlassFish 4 Application Server, you will learn how to develop web-based applications that feature full duplex communication between the browser and the server as opposed to relying on the traditional HTTP request/response cycle.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Developing WebSocket server endpoints
  • Developing WebSocket clients in JavaScript
  • Developing WebSocket clients in Java
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WebSocket – a Handshake!

by Vangos Pterneas | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Vangos Pterneas, the author of Getting Started with HTML5 WebSocket Programming, we will get an overview of WebSocket. We will also learn about Postback and AJAX. Finally, we will conclude with the concepts of HTML5.

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WebLogic Security Realm

by Luca Masini Rinaldi Vincenzo | January 2013 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

This article by Luca Masini and Rinaldi Vincenzo, authors of Securing WebLogic Server 12c, covers every aspect you need to consider for activating an internal user and group structure. Here, you can also find a very useful section about errors and debugging tips, needed to resolve your configuration issues.

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WebGL: Animating a 3D scene

by Diego Cantor | June 2012 | Beginner's Guides

Objects in 3D scenes can have actions on their own. For instance, in a racing car game, each car has its own speed and trajectory. In a first-person shooting game your enemies can hide behind barricades then come and fight you or run away. In general, each one of these actions is modeled as a matrix transformation that is attached to the corresponding actor in the scene. These are called local transforms.

In this article by Diego Cantor author of WebGL Beginner’s Guide, we will study different techniques to make use of local transforms.

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