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Continuous Integration

by Zdenek Machek | May 2014 | Open Source Web Development

You have code and you have tests, but now you need to take complete advantage of them in order for them to really help you. What you need to do is run these tests, process the results, and then receive a notification if they fail. This is where we are heading in this article by Zdenek Machek, author of PHPUnit Essentials, and there are a few really good open source or free solutions available that can help you.

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Configuring placeholder datastores

by Abhilash GB | May 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article, by Abhilash GB, author of the book, Disaster Recovery Using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager, we will see the steps followed in order to configure a placeholder datastore. For every virtual machine that becomes part of a Protection Group, SRM creates a shadow virtual machine. A placeholder datastore is used to store the files for the shadow virtual machines. The datastore used for this purpose should be accessible to all the hosts in the datacenter/cluster serving the role of a recovery-host. For now, understand that configuring placeholder datastores is an essential step in forming an SRM environment.

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Going Beyond the Basics

by John Ewart | May 2014 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by John Ewart, author of Managing Windows Servers with Chef, we learn various aspects about Chef's language and also learn to handle multiple platforms.

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Sending Data to Google Docs

by Marco Schwartz | May 2014 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Marco Schwartz, author of Internet of Things with the Arduino Yún, we will discuss about sending the data to a Google Docs spreadsheet so that it can be accessed remotely from any web browser or from the Google Docs mobile app, and calculate the energy consumption and some other useful data such as the total energy cost of the device connected to your project.

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Adding a Geolocation Trigger to the Salesforce Account Object

by Stephen Moss | May 2014 | Enterprise Articles

This article has been written by Stephen Moss, the author of Force.com Development Blueprints. You might have noticed that since the Winter '13 release, Salesforce offers a custom field type of geolocation. This field can be used to specify a location by its latitude and longitude. However, the standard Salesforce user interface doesn't provide a great deal of support for filling these fields in with useful values.

Fortunately, with a little bit of Apex code, we can add a trigger to the Salesforce Account Object to automatically geolocate an address when an account is saved or updated.

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