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Organizing Jade Projects

by Sean Lang | March 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article created by Sean Lang, the author of Web Development with Jade, shows us some of the best practices to follow while organizing Jade projects. Also, we look at the use of third-party tools to automate tasks.

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Consuming Web Services using Microsoft Dynamics AX

by Kenny Saelen Klaas Deforche | March 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article, created by Klaas Deforche and Kenny Saelen, the authors of the book Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services, we will see how to consume a web service from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

In the previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, you could add a web service reference in a reference node in the AOT. This generated proxy classes and other artifacts that you could then use to consume the service. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, we no longer have the option to add service references to the AOT. Instead, Microsoft Visual Studio is used to generate all artifacts, which are then added to the AOT.

How this works and how this can be done will all become clear in this article.

The following topics will be covered in this article:

  • Installing the Visual Studio Tools: We have to install additional components because part of the development takes place in Visual Studio 2010. You will learn which components to install and what exactly they do.
  • Visual Studio development: After introducing the demo service, we will create a reference for the services with the help of Visual Studio. We will take you through this process step-by-step.
  • X++ development: Finally, we will demonstrate how we can use the Visual Studio project to consume services in Microsoft Dynamics AX. You will also gain an insight into the different deployment modes that are available to deploy the project's output.
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Preparing Your Scene

by Ty Audronis | March 2014 | Open Source

This article by Ty Audronis, the author of the book Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D, deals with the use of Element 3D to set up complex 3D scenes for animation in After Effects. Here, you will learn how to set up your scene, light it, and get a camera ready.

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Running a PostgreSQL Database Server

by Michał Karzyński | March 2014 | Cookbooks Networking & Telephony Open Source Web Development

This article by Michal Karzynski, the author of this book Webmin Administrator's Cookbook, will cover tasks related to setting up and running your database server. We'll demonstrate how Webmin can be used to create and edit databases, back them up and manage database users.

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Automating Your System Administration and Deployment Tasks Over SSH

by Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker | March 2014 | Cookbooks Networking & Telephony

In this article, by Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker, author of Python Network Programming Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Executing a remote shell command using telnet
  • Copying a file to a remote machine by SFTP
  • Printing a remote machine's CPU information
  • Installing a Python package remotely
  • Running a MySQL command remotely

This article promotes some interesting Python libraries. The recipes are presented aiming at the system administrators and advanced Python programmers who like to write code that connects to remote systems and executes commands. The article begins with lightweight recipes with a built-in Python library, telnetlib. It then brings Paramiko, a well-known remote access library. Finally, the powerful remote system administration library, fabric, is presented. The fabric library is loved by developers who regularly script for automatic deployments, for example, deploying web applications or building custom application binaries.

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