Packt Open Source
Packt Open Source books
Packt Open Source books will continue to be built around the “community experience distilled” motto, focussing on taking real advice from the community around projects, and refining and distilling it into easy to follow specialist information.
Through this, the Open Source Royalty Scheme will continue to support open source projects, offering a royalty for the sale of each book to the project on which that book was written.
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Open Source Awards
The Open Source Awards is an annual online event held by Packt Publishing to distinguish excellence among Open Source projects. We aim to play our part in the growth of Open Source software and see the annual Award as the ultimate platform for not only appreciating the great things projects have given back to the community but also supporting projects who have future potential to change things for the better.
Open Source Project Royalty Scheme
Packt believes in open source and helping to sustain and support its unique projects and communities. Therefore, when we sell a book written on an open source project, we pay a royalty directly to that project. As a result of purchasing one of our Open Source books, Packt will have given some of the money received to the Open Source project.
In the long term, we see ourselves and yourselves, as customers and readers of our books, as part of the Open Source ecosystem, providing sustainable revenue for the projects we publish on. Our aim at Packt is to establish publishing royalties as an essential part of the service and support business model that sustains open source.
To read up on the projects that are supported by the Packt Open Source Project Royalty Scheme, click the appropriate categories below:
This article by Kevin Dunglas, the author of the book Persistence in PHP with Doctrine ORM, will leverage some very important parts of Doctrine: Doctrine Query Language(DQL), entity repositories, and the Query Builder.
We will cover the following aspects in this article:
Optimizing the Comment feature
Creating a page to filter the posts with the help of tags
Displaying the number of comments of a post on the home page
In this article by Lloyd H. Meinholz, the author of the book "Hudson 3 Essentials" has given a detailed description about Hudson 3 and its properties. Hudson is an open source Java-based web application that executes and monitors jobs. These jobs are typically builds that may produce test results and/or build artifacts. Hudson is maintained as two separate projects: the Hudson core and the Hudson plugins. Hudson core is the web application with several key plugins and is maintained by core Hudson committers. Hudson plugins provide additional functionality to Hudson and are maintained by other Hudson community members.Read Why Hudson? in full
This article by Alan Wijntje, the author of the book Monitoring with Opsview, gives us information about some of the advanced configurations and other features that Opsview offers us to improve our monitoring setup.Read Using Advanced Host Configurations and Opsview Pro Features in full
In this article by Alexander Dickson, the author of the book "Instant Website Touch Integration", has covered in detail about touch events. Touch events allow your website to respond to users' fingers, thus, giving a whole new dimension to foster creative user interactions. Mastering touch events allow you to make your website usable in a way not possible with the standard desktop input peripherals.Read Touch Events in full
This article has been created by Karol Król and Aaron Hodge Silver, the author of WordPress 3.7 Complete Third Edition.
Now that your WordPress installation is up and running, you are ready to start creating content. In this article, you'll learn how to control all the information associated with a post, not just the title and content, but also images and media.Read Creating Blog Content in WordPress in full
This article by Gennadiy Zlobin, the author of the book Learning Python Design Patterns, describes what the model, view, and controller are, how to use them together, and their benefits.Read Exploring Model View Controller in full
Search is an integral part of any web application that is built today. Whether it is a content site, a job site, an ecommerce site or any other website, search plays a very important role in helping the user locate the information that he is looking for. As a developer it is imperative to provide the user of the website all the possible tools for searching and narrowing down to the required information. Apache Solr is a full text search engine which provides a large list of features for search. PHP is the preferred programming language for building websites.
This article written by Jayant Kumar, author of the book Apache Solr PHP Integration, will make the integration between Apache Solr and PHP easy for you. We will start with Solr installation. Look at how Solr can be integrated with PHP. And then explore the features provided by Solr through PHP code. After going through the book, you should be able to integrate almost all features provided by Solr into your PHP applications.Read Apache Solr PHP Integration in full
This article has been created by Vijay Parthasarathy, the author of Learning Cassandra for Administrators. The Apache Cassandra database is a linearly scalable and highly available distributed data store which doesn't compromise on performance and runs on commodity hardware. Cassandra's support for replicating across multiple datacenters / multiple discrete environments is the best in the industry. Cassandra provides high throughput with low latency without any single point of failure on commodity hardware.
Cassandra was inspired by the two papers published by Google (BigTable) in 2006 and Amazon (Dynamo) in 2007, after which Cassandra added more features. Cassandra is different from most of the NoSQL solutions in a lot of ways: the core assumption of most of the distributed NoSQL solutions is that Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of the whole system becomes negligible when the failures of individual nodes are independent, thus resulting in a highly reliable system.
Read Basic Concepts and Architecture of Cassandra in full
In this article by Vignesh Prajapati, author of the book Big Data Analytics with R and Hadoop, we learn about Data analytics project life cycle by demonstrating with real-world Data analytics problems.Read Learning Data Analytics with R and Hadoop in full