The article by Daniel Hall the author of Ansible Configuration Management, teaches you the basics of Ansible, how to build an inventory, how to use modules, and, most importantly, how to get help. Ansible is profoundly different from other configuration management tools available today. It has been designed to make configuration easy in almost every way, from its simple English configuration syntax to its ease of set up. You'll find that Ansible allows you to stop writing custom configuration and deployment scripts and lets you simply get on with your job.Read Getting Started with Ansible in full
In this article written by Viranch Mehta, author of the book Icinga Network Monitoring, we will learn about a localhost monitoring setup and also how to receive notification.Read Icinga Object Configuration in full
This article by Matthew B. Stokes, author of the book 3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot, covers the topic of transforming a 3D model into a 3D print. It also covers some basics about GCode used for 3D printing.Read 3D Printing in full
This article by Aravind Shenoy and Gianluca Guarini, the authors of the book HTML5 and CSS3 Transition, Transformation, and Animation, have discussed about CSS3 animations used in todays websites.Read CSS3 Animation in full
In this article by Anjana Mankale, author of Spring Security 3.x Cookbook, we will go through the JAAS-based security authentication on JSPs.
Read JAAS-based security authentication on JSPs in full
In this article by Ross Tweedie, author of the book Learning FuelPHP for Effective PHP Development, we will learn what is FuelPHP. FuelPHP is a fresh approach to frameworks that strive to be more community-driven. There are already more than a hundred developers contributing and extending the source code. There are many more helping to provide some of the best documentation for a framework currently available.
The topics covered in this article are:
- A brief history of FuelPHP
- Features of FuelPHP
- What to look forward to in Version 2
In this article by Gordon Fisher, the author of Blender 3D Printing Essentials, we will learn about a 3D printer and how it works. We will also see the types of a 3D printers and how they are controlled.Read Designing Objects for 3D Printing in full
In this article by Sunil Gulabani, author of the book Developing RESTful Web Services with Jersey 2.0, we will learn about how to create a connection between the client/server and maintain the connection at the server's end. This is needed to push the data from the server to the client without any new request initiated by the client. This type of mechanism is basically used for applications such as chatting, stock market, or any real-time data-providing applications.Read RESTful Web Services – Server-Sent Events (SSE) in full
This article, by Dr. Claudio Scolastici and David Nolte, the authors of Mobile Game Design Essentials, explains the design process of a mobile game and delves into the specific difficulties related to designing games for today's smartphones, the specific fruition of mobile games, and the characteristics of the mobile market.Read Mobile Game Design in full
In this article by Gabriel Manricks, author of the book Instant Handlebars.js, we will learn how to create template. Let's start from the beginning. The purpose of using a templating engine such as Handlebars is to generate some kind of viewable content (usually HTML pages), dynamically. This encompasses a really broad range of uses, from e-mail newsletters, web apps, and really any other kind of output format around.
In this quick start, we will take a brief look at the process of creating a template with both placeholders and helper tags, and then how to run and output the contents to the page.Read Quick start – creating your first template in full
In this article by Ashish Bhargava, author of Designing and Implementing Test Automation Frameworks with QTP, we learn about DOM, QTP, and XPath. We see various terminologies and expressions used by XPath.Read DOM and QTP in full
This article by Justin M. Brant, the author of SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Deployment and Administration, covers enabling and configuring SNMP on Windows.Read Enabling and configuring SNMP on Windows in full
This article written by Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake, the author of the book WordPress Web Application Development, focuses on the extendable capabilities of themes while exploring the roles of the theme files for web applications.
WordPress powers its frontend with a concept called themes, which consist of a set of predefined template files to match the structure of the default website layouts. In contrast to web applications, a WordPress theme works in a unique way. Preparing a theme for web applications can be one of the more complicated tasks that is not discussed widely in the WordPress development community. Usually, web applications are associated with unique templates, which are entirely different from the default page-based nature of websites.Read Introduction to a WordPress application's frontend in full
This article by Damir Arh and Dejan Dakić, authors of NuGet 2 Essentials, takes a closer look at how NuGet plays along with source control systems. It ends with an introduction to the NuGet PowerShell console.Read Package Management in full
In this article by Prasenjit Sarkar, author of the book VMware vCloud Security, we will focus on creating access control policies based on logical constructs such as VMware vCenter Server containers and VMware vCloud Networking and Security Security Groups, but not just physical constructs such as IP addresses.Read Securing vCloud Using the vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall in full