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Linking Dynamic Content from External Websites

by Sandeep Kumar Patel | July 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sandeep Kumar Patel, author of the book Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery, we will learn how to integrate the YouTube API to embed a recommended video into a web application.

We will explore and learn to use the video-search feature for our web application. Users of the web application can get an instant review and key features of the product. This will help users in making a quick buying decision and increase the number of leads.

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Tuning Solr JVM and Container

by Hrishikesh Vijay Karambelkar | July 2014 | Open Source

In this article, written by Hrishikesh Vijay Karambelkar, the author of the book Scaling Apache Solr, we will learn about Apache Solr which runs on the underlying JVM in the J2EE container. While scaling Solr for processing more requests and indexing data, it becomes important that the underlying JVM is capable of scaling and is optimized well. Choosing the right JVM is an important factor. There are many JVMs available in the market today that can be considered such as Oracle Java HotSpot, BEA JRockit, and Open JDK (the list is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Java_virtual_machines).

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Wireless and Mobile Hacks

by Cameron Buchanan | July 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Cameron Buchanan, the author of Kali Linux CTF Blueprints, we will specifically focus on the following topics:

  • Prerequisites for this article
  • Network setup
  • In-depth setup of a WEP network and dummy traffic
  • In-depth setup of a WPA-2 network for handshake capture
  • In-depth setup of vulnerable phones and devices
  • In-depth setup of a secondary vulnerable phone scenario
  • Exploit guide
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Customizing skin with GUISkin

by Jate Wittayabundit | July 2014 | Games

This article is written by Jate Witayabundit, the author of Unity 4 Game Development Hotshot. Those who are familiar with HTML will probably have a good understanding of using a repetitive image for a background to reduce memory usage. Unity uses the same idea to create a graphic for the user interface, which will save a lot of memory and size for our game. In this article, we will take a look at the GUISkin feature, which is the main key to creating a custom skin in Unity.

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Hardware configuration

by Marco Schwartz | July 2014 | Open Source

This article by Marco Schwartz, the author of the book Arduino Home Automation Projects, explores the hardware configuration required to build wireless XBee motion detectors.

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