Understanding Citrix®Provisioning Services 7.0

by Puthiyavan Udayakumar | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles Networking & Telephony

Citrix Provisioning Services is designed to connect to administrative roles within a Citrix Provisioning Services farm. A Citrix Provisioning Services administrator role is to govern the components an administrator can manage or view in the Citrix Provisioning Console. There are several components that make up a Citrix Provisioning Services farm that are explained in this article by Puthiyavan Udayakumar, author of Getting Started with Citrix®Provisioning Services 7.0, along with system requirements for running the software.

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Improving proximity filtering with KNN

by Bborie Park Paolo Corti Stephen Vincent Mather Thomas J Kraft | January 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article by Paolo Corti, Thomas J Kraft, Stephen Vincent Mather, and Bborie Park, authors of PostGIS Cookbook, you will learn how to make use of KNN filters to increase the performance of proximity queries.

PostGIS Cookbook uses a problem-solving approach to help you acquire a solid understanding of PostGIS. Hopefully, this book provides answers to some common spatial questions and gives you the inspiration and confidence to use and enhance PostGIS in finding solutions to challenging spatial problems.

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Diagnostic leveraging of the Accelerated POC with the CRM Online service

by Chandru Shankar Nilesh Thakkar Vincent Bellefroid | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

This article written by Chandru Shankar, Vincent Bellefroid, and Nilesh Thakkar, the authors of the book Customer Success with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step discusses the activities and covers in detail the Decision Accelerator Offerings that help to accelerate the sales cycles and bring them to a close while also helping the customer with their due diligence process.

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Good time management in CasperJS tests

by Éric Bréhault | January 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Éric Bréhault, the author of Instant Testing with CasperJS, we will learn how to test our use case with CasperJS and how timing is everything.

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The Design Documentation

by Hersey Cartwright | January 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

In this article by Hersey Cartwright, author of VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating the architecture design document
  • Writing an implementation plan
  • Developing an installation guide
  • Creating a validation test plan
  • Writing operational procedures
  • Presenting the design
  • Implementing the design
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XenApp® Policies

by Esther Barthel MSc | January 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

In this article by Esther Barthel MSc, the author of book Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 Expert Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a XenApp Computer or User policy
  • Adding filters to a policy
  • Comparing XenApp policies and templates
  • Simulating connection scenarios with Citrix® policies
  • Configuring policy priorities and exceptions
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Branding SharePoint with Device Channels and Design Packages

by John Chapman | January 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

In this article by John Chapman, author of the book SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook, we will cover packaging out-of-the-box branding elements and targeting the branding for specific devices. We will cover the following recipes:

  • Creating a device channel for mobile devices
  • Applying a master page to a device channel
  • Creating and exporting a design package
  • Importing and applying a design package
  • Importing a design package to all site collections with PowerShell
  • Listing the device channel master pages
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Organizing Backbone Applications - Structure, Optimize, and Deploy

by Swarnendu De | January 2014 | Open Source

Backbone itself doesn't provide any application structure or guidance on how to organize the application source code. This makes it quite difficult for beginner-level programmers to understand how to create a folder structure, add proper namespaces, load script files in the appropriate order, and follow patterns to create a robust app architecture. We will see how to do so in this article by Swarnendu De, author of Backbone.js Patterns and Best Practices.

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Exploring Advanced Interactions of WebDriver

by Satya Avasarala | January 2014 | Web Development

In this article written by Satya Avasarala, the author of the book Selenium WebDriver Practical Guide, we will go through some advanced ways of performing actions on WebElements.

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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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Research Techniques

by Matthew J. Hamm | January 2014 | Web Development

This article, by Matthew J. Hamm, the author of the book Wireframing Essentials, covers a brief introduction of research techniques that help us to obtain the information which is required to design applications and offer valuable services to the end users.

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Grunt in Action

by Jaime Pillora | January 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Jaime Pillora, author of Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner, we will perform additional transformations on set of source files by using Grunt.

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Fundamentals

by Himanshu Kumar | January 2014 | Networking & Telephony

These days, security is the most vital subject for any organization irrespective of their size or the kind of the business they do. The primary reason for this is that organizations don't want to lose their reputation or business over compromises affecting security; secondly, they have to meet legal and regulatory requirements. When it comes to technical security of the infrastructure, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (PT or PenTest) play the most vital role. This article by Himanshu Kumar, the author of Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing, illustrates what a PT or PenTest is, why it is required and how to set up and manage Nessus for your organization.

This article will introduce you to Nessus, a tool for vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. We will also cover the following topics:

  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Penetration testing
  • Introduction to Nessus
  • Installing Nessus on different platforms
  • Updating Nessus plugins
  • Nessus user management
  • Nessus system configuration
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Server Logs

by Hussein Nasser | January 2014 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles Networking & Telephony

In this article by Hussein Nasser, author of Administering ArcGIS for Server, we will learn how to read logfiles and understand them in order to extract useful information that can help solving problems that might occur

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Search Using Beautiful Soup

by Vineeth G. Nair | January 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Vineeth G. Nair, the author of the book Getting Started with Beautiful Soup, we will learn the different searching methods provided by Beautiful Soup to search based on tag name, attribute values of tag, text within the document, regular expression, and so on. At the end, we will make use of these searching methods to scrape data from an online web page.

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Using Phalcon Models, Views, and Controllers

by Stephan A. Miller | January 2014 | Web Development

In this article, by Stephan A. Miller, the author of Getting Started with Phalcon, gives an introduction to using Phalcon to develop web applications.

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Intents for Mobile Components

by Muhammad Usama bin Aftab Wajahat Karim | January 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Wajahat Karim, the author of the book "Learning Android Intents" has discussed some of the applications of intents with a more practical approach. Also, he has discussed the mobile components that are commonly found in all Android phones.

Now, we will see how these mobile components can be accessed and used very easily via intents. Android provides a vast collection of libraries and features through which a developer can utilize mobile components. This is as easy as a walk in the park. This article mainly includes four different categories of components: visual components such as camera, communication components such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, media components such as video and audio recording, speech recognition, and text-to-speech conversion, and finally, motion components such as proximity sensor. The following topics will be discussed in this article:

  • Common mobile components
  • Components and intents
  • Communication components
  • Using Bluetooth through intents
  • Using Wi-Fi through intents
  • Media components
  • Taking pictures and recording video through intents
  • Speech recognition using intents
  • Role of intents in text-to-speech conversion
  • Motion components
  • Proximity alerts through intents

The concepts and structures of intents are the prerequisites for understanding this article.

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Working with common architectures

by Yik Yang | January 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

This article by Yik Yang, the author of book LabVIEW Graphical Programming Cookbook, covers commonly-used architectures and tools in LabVIEW. LabVIEW is a graphical programming development environment for problem solving, accelerated productivity, and continual innovation. It integrates all the tools that engineers and scientists need to build a wide range of applications in a short amount of time.

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Creating a basic JavaScript plugin

by Gordon Beeming | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Gordon Beeming, the author of the book Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization, we are going to explore in Web Access how to create a basic JavaScript plugin that will display work item IDs on both the task and portfolio boards and the state of requirements on the task board.

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BSD Socket Library

by Jon Hoffman | January 2014 | Cookbooks

In this article by Jon Hoffman, author of iOS and OS X Network Programming Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Finding the byte order of your device
  • Retrieving network address information
  • Performing network address resolution
  • Creating an echo server
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Integrating Direct3D with XAML and Windows 8.1

by Justin Stenning | January 2014 | Cookbooks

In this article by Justin Stenning the author of Direct3D Rendering Cookbook we will cover the following recipes:

  • Preparing the swap chain for a Windows Store app
  • Rendering to a CoreWindow
  • Rendering to a XAML SwapChainPanel
  • Loading and compiling resources asynchronously

Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) is an XML-based language created by Microsoft that is most commonly used for creating UI layouts for .NET Framework applications. XAML was originally used with the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight but has also been used for designing workflows within Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). Generally, a C# Windows Store app is built using XAML.

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Beyond Grading

by Mythravarun Vepakomma | January 2014 | Open Source

This article written by Mythravarun Vepakomma, the author of the book Blender Compositing and Post Processing, deals with advanced compositing beyond grading. These techniques emphasize alternate methods in Blender Compositing for some specific 3D render requirements that can save lots of render time, thereby also saving budgets, in making a CG film. Following is the list of contents that will be presented in this article:

  • Relighting
  • Fresnel effect in compositing
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Securing QlikView Documents

by Stephen Redmond | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Stephen Redmond, author of QlikView Server and Publisher, we will look at different methods of securing QlikView documents.

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Anatomy of a Sprite Kit project

by Dmitry Volevodz | January 2014 | Games

This article by Dmitry Volevodz, the author of iOS 7 Game Development explains the anatomy of a Sprite Kit project as well as gives an idea about what are nodes, scenes, and so on.

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Your First Application

by Raphaël Saunier | January 2014 | Open Source Web Development

Having learned about the conventions and responsibilities in Laravel, and how to create a new project with Composer, you are now ready to build your first application!

In this article by Raphaël Saunier, author of Getting Started with Laravel 4, you will use the concepts presented previously in a practical way and learn how to do the following:

  • Sketch out the URLs and entities of your application
  • Troubleshoot common issues when getting started
  • Define the routes and their actions as well as the models and their relationships
  • Prepare your database and learn how to interact with it using Eloquent
  • Use the Blade template language to create hierarchical layouts

The first step in creating a web application is to identify and define its requirements. Then, once the main features have been formulated, we derive the main entities as well as the URL structure of the application. Having a well-defined set of requirements and URLs is also essential for other tasks such as testing; this will be covered later in the book.

A lot of new concepts are presented in this article. If you have trouble understanding something or if you are not quite sure where to place a particular snippet of code, you can download the annotated source code of the application on http://packtpub.com/support, which will help you to follow along.

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Installing Virtual Desktop Agent – server OS and desktop OS

by Gaspare A. Silvestri | January 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Networking & Telephony

In this article by Gaspare A. Silvestri, the author of Citrix XenDesktop 7 Cookbook, we will study how to install Virtual Desktop Agent in a server OS and a desktop OS.

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That's One Fancy Hammer!

by Ryan Henson Creighton | January 2014 | Beginner's Guides Games

This article by Ryan Henson Creighton, author of Unity 3D Game Development by Example,introduces you to Unity 3D—an amazing game engine that enables you to create games and deploy them to a number of different devices, including (at the time of writing) the Web, PCs, iOS platforms, and WiiWare, with modules for Android and Xbox Live Arcade deployment in the works. You'll play a number of browser-based Unity 3D games to get a sense of what the engine can handle, from a massively-multiplayer online game all the way down to a simple kart racer. You'll download and install your own copy of Unity 3D, and mess around with the beautiful Island Demo that ships with the product.

Technology is a tool. It helps us accomplish amazing things, hopefully more quickly and more easily and more amazingly than if we hadn't used the tool. Before we had newfangled steam-powered hammering machines, we had hammers. And before we had hammers, we had the painful process of smacking a nail into a board with our bare hands. Technology is all about making our lives better and easier. And less painful.

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IPv6 on Packet Tracer

by Jesin A | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

This article is written by Jesin A the author of Packet Tracer Network Simulator. Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program and provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and shows collaboration capabilities of a network. This article explains the IPv6 addresses used in Packet Tracer.

IPv4 has 4.3 billion addresses, which may seem mindboggling. However, it took only two decades for it to reach its depletion. IPv6 has come to the rescue in the form of 128-bit addresses. Packet Tracer supports a wide array of IPv6 features. We'll start by learning how to assign IP addresses to different devices and how to configure routing between them. Finally, we'll create a setup that enables IPv6 communication over IPv4 devices.

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Windows Azure Mobile Services - Implementing Push Notifications using

by Geoff Webber-Cross | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Geoff Webber-Cross, author of the book Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, we will have a look at how push Notifications allow us to expand our application's user experience outside the bounds of the app with live tile updates, toast notifications, and badges in Windows 8. Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it very easy for us to trigger notifications via Windows Notifications Service (WNS) (for Store apps), Microsoft Push Notification Service (MPNS) (for Windows Phone 8 apps), Apple Notifications Service (ANS), and Google Notifications Service (GCM). We're going to discuss how to configure Windows 8 and Windows Phone applications to allow notifications, send different types of notifications using scripts, and create a list of devices to manage our user's notification channels.

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Preparing and Configuring Your Magento Website

by Robert Kent | January 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article, by Robert Kent, the author of Magento Search Engine Optimization, covers the basic concepts of keyword placement and the roles of the different types of pages to prepare and configure your Magento website.

In this article, we cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the structure of a website, the purpose of optimizing for e-commerce, and the relationship between keywords and their position on a website
  • Understanding the buying intent of our visitors and how this intent may differ depending on the type of page by which they enter our website
  • The roles of content management system (CMS) pages
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Making POIApp Location Aware

by Mark Reynolds | January 2014 | Open Source

The article by Mark Reynolds, the author of Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android, deals with one of the most interesting aspects for mobile development is interacting with device capabilities such as motion sensors, cameras, and location sensors. While these capabilities are new and fun to many developers, they can also bring a great deal of value to the users of our mobile apps.

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Aspects of Data Manipulation in R

by Jaynal Abedin | January 2014 | Open Source

This article, by Jaynal Abedin, the author of the book Data Manipulation with R, highlights the features such as factor variables, the split-apply-combine strategy, and reshaping a dataset in R.

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Unleashing Your Development Skills with PowerShell

by Sherif Talaat | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Sherif Talaat, the author of Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers, demonstrates both simple and advanced examples of how to make use of PowerShell integration with technologies such as .NET, WMI, CIM, and COM.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • The basics of WMI, CIM, COM, and XML
  • Extending Windows PowerShell capabilities with .NET, COM, and XML
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Time Saving Features of Zsh

by Gastón Festari | January 2014 | Open Source

This article by Gastón Festari, the author of Learning Shell Scripting with Zsh, will teach to apply specific constructs such as the double bang (!!) to the shell's history and avoid repeating yourself to boredom.

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Marionette View Types and Their Use

by Arturo Soto Raymundo Armendariz | January 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Raymundo Armendariz and Arturo Soto, author of Getting Started with Backbone Marionette, we will learn the view types that Marionette has and how to use them.

Backbone Marionette is a composite application library for Backbone.js, which aims to simplify the construction of large-scale JavaScript applications. It is a collection of common design and implementation patterns found in the applications that we build with Backbone, and includes pieces inspired by composite application, event-driven, and messaging architectures.

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Conozca QlikView

by Barry Harmsen Miguel García | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

Las tecnologías de Inteligencia de Negocios son parte fundamental de un negocio ya que apoyan el proceso de toma de decisiones con información clave y permiten a las empresas mantenerse alineados con la constante evolución de los mercados. La tecnología disruptiva de QlikView hace de éste un líder en la industria; con su flexibilidad y plataforma de análisis altamente poderosa, la construcción de aplicaciones QlikView está al alcance tanto de usuarios de negocio como de desarrolladores.

En este artículo por Miguel Ángel García y Barry Harmsen, autores de QlikView 11 para Desarrolladores, veremos:

  • Qué es QlikView.
  • Cómo explorar datos con QlikView.
  • La tecnología y componentes detrás de QlikView.
  • Aerolíneas HighCloud, y porqué QlikView puede ser justo la herramienta que necesitan.
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