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Preparation Analysis of Data Source

by Robert Bosco J | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Robert Bosco J, author of PowerPivot and Advanced Reporting and Dashboards, we will learn to explore ways to prepare data for analysis. Different types of data sources that can be imported into the PowerPivot interface have been described. A general overview of the ETL process has also been given.

The following topics will be covered in this article:

  • List of data sources
  • Purpose of import data from a variety of sources
  • General overview of ETL
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Styling the User Interface

by Bryan P. Johnson John Earl Clark | November 2013 | Open Source

Now that we have an understanding of how an application is put together, we are going to take a look at some of the different visual elements you can use to customize your application. In this article by John Earl Clark and Bryan P. Johnson, the authors of Sencha Touch 2 Mobile JavaScript Framework, we will:

  • Take a closer look at toolbars and buttons, using layouts, and additional styles and icons to boost the visual appeal of the user interface
  • Expand on our previous work with icons; this includes using the Pictos icon font to display new icons
  • Talk about the considerations and shortcuts for working with different devices and screen sizes
  • Explore the incredibly powerful Sencha theme engine using Sass and Compass to create complex visual skins using simple CSS-style commands
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Unity Networking – The Pong Game

by Alan R. Stagner | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Alan R. Stagner, author of the book Unity Multiplayer Games you'll be introduced with the concept of reliable UDP communication, and different types of servers employed by games. It covers Unity Networking, and creating a networked two-player Pong clone.

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Configuring Roles for High Availability

by Marius Sandbu | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article, by Marius Sandbu, the Author of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, covers how you can deploy different Configuration Manager roles that are highly available.

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Portlet

by Jonas X. Yuan Xinsheng Chen | November 2013 | e-Commerce Open Source

This article by Xinsheng Chen and Dr. Jonas Yuan, the authors of the book Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development, covers the main aspects of portlets and their development. It introduces the ways to develop simple JSR 286 portlets, Spring MVC portlets, and Vaadin portlets. It describes how to implement the view, edit, and help modes of a portlet.

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Working with Data Components

by K. Siva Prasad Reddy | November 2013 | JBoss Open Source

In this article by K. Siva Prasad Reddy, author of PrimeFaces Beginner's Guide, we will learn about several data iteration components of PrimeFaces, which include DataList, DataTable, DataGrid, and so on. These can be used to display data in a tabular format. Also, PrimeFaces provides the DataExporter component to export data into PDF, Excel, CSV, or XML formats.

The topics covered in this article are:

  • Displaying data in a list layout using DataList
  • Displaying data in a tabular format using DataTable
  • Displaying data in a grid layout using the DataGrid component
  • Exporting data into PDF, XLS, CSV, and XML formats using DataExporter
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CodeIgniter Email and HTML Table

by Rob Foster | November 2013 | Open Source

CodeIgniter comes with some useful libraries and functions for handling many aspects of application development. In this article by Rob Foster, author of CodeIgniter 2 Cookbook, you will look at Email and HTML tables. The CodeIgniter Email library is capable of sending plain text and HTML e-mails, with and without attachments that can be used (with a little configuration) instead of the standard PHP mail() function.

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Data Acquisition and Mapping

by Marinos Koutsomichalis | November 2013 | Open Source

This article by Marinos Koutsomichalis, the author of Mapping and Visualization with SuperCollider, elaborates on machine listening (that is, how to extract information out of audio signals) and discusses basic mappings and encodings using SuperCollider.

The topics covered in this article are as follows:

  • Machine listening
  • Tracking amplitude and loudness
  • Tracking frequency
  • Timbre analysis and feature detection
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Augmented Reality

by Dr. Raphael Grasset Jens Grubert | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Jens Grubert and Dr. Raphael Grasset, authors of the book Augmented Reality for Android Application Development, you will learn about the AR concepts.

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Plotting Charts with Images and Maps

by Igor Milovanović | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles Open Source

This article, written by Igor Milovanovic, author of Python Data Visualization Cookbook, contains recipes that will show:

  • Processing images with PIL
  • Plotting with images
  • Displaying image with other plots in the figure
  • Plotting data on a map using Basemap
  • Plotting data on a map using Google Map API
  • Generating CAPTCHA images
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Derivatives Pricing

by Agnes Vidovics-Dancs Gergely Daróczi | November 2013 | Open Source

This article written by Ágnes Vidovics-Dancs and Gergely Daróczi, the authors of Introduction to R for Quantitative Finance, explains the pricing of derivatives using discrete and continuous time models. Furthermore, you will learn how to calculate derivatives' risk measures and the so-called "Greeks".

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Introducing Salesforce Chatter

by Rakesh Gupta Sagar Pareek | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Rakesh Gupta and Sagar Pareek, the authors of Developing Applications with Salesforce Chatter, we will learn about cloud computing and Salesforce.com, and will discuss about collaboration in the new era by comparing it to the ancient age. We will also discuss and introduce Salesforce Chatter and its effect on ROI (Return of Investment).

In the following article, you will get a brief about the Chatter configuration and customization using the APEX and Visualforce pages with a few recipes. We will also go through our Mass Follow/Unfollow Chatter app given in this article with the Chatter data cleaning concept.

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Styling the Forms

by Gaurav Gupta | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Gaurav Gupta, the author of Mastering HTML5 Forms, with the basic understanding of CSS3, we will learn how to improve the look and feel of the forms. After applying CSS3, the final web forms will have a rich and elegant look.

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Spatial Data Services

by Artan Sinani | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Artan Sinani, author of the book Learning Bing Maps API, iwe will learn geocoding setting up automated jobs on the Bing Maps servers. We will also learn the techniques of monitoring the jobs, and on their completion, parsing the response.

The topics covered in this article are as follows:

  • Geocoding dataflow input data
  • The job
  • Getting job status
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Making Goods with Manufacturing Resource Planning

by Greg Moss | November 2013 | e-Commerce Open Source

In this article by Greg Moss, author of the book Working with OpenERP, we will cover how you can use OpenERP to manage the process of manufacturing products. Once you have received the required raw products to your inventory, you can begin manufacturing the end product. Part of the functionality of an OpenERP system is to assist you in scheduling these orders based on available resources. One of the resources is, of course, the raw product. Other resources could include available labor or access to a particular machine. Essentially, the goal is to schedule the manufacturing order at a time that all resources are available and produce the product for an on-time delivery.

In this article we will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up the manufacturing process
  • Defining our bill of materials
  • Manufacturing our final product
  • Analyzing the inventory report
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