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Packt Enterprise Special $9.99 eBook Offer

by | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

 

To celebrate the one year anniversary of their publication Packt Publishing has reduced the price of these Packt Enterprise eBooks to just $9.99


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Oracle APEX Plug-ins

by Marcel Van Der Plas Michel Van Zoest | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Oracle Application Express 4.0 is a rapid web application development tool that works with the Oracle database. Using features like Plug-ins and Dynamic Actions, APEX helps you build applications with the latest techniques in AJAX and JavaScript.

In this article by Marcel van der Plas and Michel van Zoest, authors of the book Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Creating an item type plug-in
  • Creating a region type plug-in
  • Creating a dynamic action plug-in
  • Creating a process type plug-in
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SSIS Applications using SQL Azure

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services 2008 (SSIS) is a full service Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) program tightly integrated with SQL Server 2008 with a Rapid Application Development (RAD) user interface. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2008(SSRS) is a third generation reporting program that is also tightly integrated with SQL Server 2008, which hosts the Report Server providing full support with a web service frontend for a variety of reporting needs—from web-based reporting to embedded reporting.

In this article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development, we will be leveraging SSIS, SSRS, and the tools used to address ETL processes, and Report authoring with SQL Azure as the source of data. We will be looking at the following data-related items in some detail:

  • Moving a MySQL database to SQL Azure database
  • Creating a report using SQL Azure as data source
  • Accessing SQL Azure from Report Builder 3.0
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Oracle Books 2010 - 2011

by | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

During 2010 Packt Publishing really excelled with its range of Oracle books - cementing our reputation as a leading publisher for Oracle Professionals.  Packt has produced a multitude of bestsellers - and not only did we exceed in terms of quantity, but in quality, with each book released receiving a plethora of positive reviews. In 2011 Packt hope to continue this success, with over 20 new book titles currently planned for publication in a range of subjects - to receive notifications for new Oracle books are published, simply sign-up to the Packt Enterprise Newsletter via your Packt Publishing Account. Books already outlined for publication in 2011 include:

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Microsoft Enterprise Library: Authorization and Security Cache

by Sachin Joshi | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In the previous article, Microsoft Enterprise Library: Security Application Block, we saw an overview of the Security Application block in Microsoft Enterprise Library.

In this article by Sachin Joshi, author of Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0, you will:

  • Be introduced to Authorization Providers such as Authorization Rule Provider and AzMan Authorization Provider
  • Be introduced to the Security Cache Provider
  • Learn to save user Identity in cache and obtain a temporary token for an Authenticated User
  • Learn to retrieve a token from cache and authenticate user
  • Learn to terminate a User session by expiring cached identity
  • Learn to implement a custom authorization provider
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Microsoft Enterprise Library: Security Application Block

by Sachin Joshi | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Security is of prime importance for any application, especially enterprise applications where the business impact is potentially high. At the very core, security is a two step mechanism.

In this article by Sachin Joshi, author of Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0, you will be introduced to the Security Application Block.

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New SAP Books from Packt Enterprise

by | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles SAP


A quick round-up of the latest SAP books from Packt Enterprise

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Does your Company use IBM Lotus Notes or Sametime?

by | November 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

Does Your Company use IBM Lotus Notes or Sametime?

 

Packt Publishing has released two new books IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide and IBM Sametime 8 Essentials: A User’s Guide - both of which are aimed at increasing user productivity for both beginners and seasoned professionals, and subsequently benefiting organisations as a whole.

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Ordered and Generic Tests in Visual Studio 2010

by Satheesh Kumar. N Subashni. S | November 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article explains the details of creating and using ordered and generic tests. Visual Studio 2010 provides a feature called Ordered Test to group all or some of these tests and then execute the tests in the same order. The main advantage of creating the ordered test is to execute multiple tests in an order based on the dependencies. For example, Web Performance Tests might depend on the results produced by executing the unit tests. So we need to run these tests in an order so that the Unit Test can be executed before starting the Web Performance Tests.

Let us create sample tests in this article and see the usage of both Generic and Ordered Tests. This article by Satheesh Kumar N and Subashni S, authors of Software Testing using Visual Studio Team System 2010, covers on the following topics:

  • Creating, executing, and learning properties of an Ordered test
  • Creating, executing, and learning properties of an Generic test
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Web Services in Microsoft Azure

by Nathan A. Duchene Richard J. Dudley | November 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Technically, web services are part of the web role, but their use and development are so distinctly different than web forms that we'll look at these separately. The web services themselves can be written in any language supported by Azure, but utilizing the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) libraries in .NET greatly simplifies the development of web services. The simple storage services have their own REST API and client library developed, but if we want to add data into SQL Azure, we'll have to create our own web services.

In this article by Richard J. Dudley and Nathan A. Duchene, authors of Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development, we'll:

  • Gain an overview of WCF services
  • Build the WCF service for the Jupiter Motors portal
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