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Windows Azure Mobile Services - Implementing Push Notifications using

by Geoff Webber-Cross | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Geoff Webber-Cross, author of the book Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, we will have a look at how push Notifications allow us to expand our application's user experience outside the bounds of the app with live tile updates, toast notifications, and badges in Windows 8. Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it very easy for us to trigger notifications via Windows Notifications Service (WNS) (for Store apps), Microsoft Push Notification Service (MPNS) (for Windows Phone 8 apps), Apple Notifications Service (ANS), and Google Notifications Service (GCM). We're going to discuss how to configure Windows 8 and Windows Phone applications to allow notifications, send different types of notifications using scripts, and create a list of devices to manage our user's notification channels.

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Preparing and Configuring Your Magento Website

by Robert Kent | January 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article, by Robert Kent, the author of Magento Search Engine Optimization, covers the basic concepts of keyword placement and the roles of the different types of pages to prepare and configure your Magento website.

In this article, we cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the structure of a website, the purpose of optimizing for e-commerce, and the relationship between keywords and their position on a website
  • Understanding the buying intent of our visitors and how this intent may differ depending on the type of page by which they enter our website
  • The roles of content management system (CMS) pages
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Making POIApp Location Aware

by Mark Reynolds | January 2014 | Open Source

The article by Mark Reynolds, the author of Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android, deals with one of the most interesting aspects for mobile development is interacting with device capabilities such as motion sensors, cameras, and location sensors. While these capabilities are new and fun to many developers, they can also bring a great deal of value to the users of our mobile apps.

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Aspects of Data Manipulation in R

by Jaynal Abedin | January 2014 | Open Source

This article, by Jaynal Abedin, the author of the book Data Manipulation with R, highlights the features such as factor variables, the split-apply-combine strategy, and reshaping a dataset in R.

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Unleashing Your Development Skills with PowerShell

by Sherif Talaat | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Sherif Talaat, the author of Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers, demonstrates both simple and advanced examples of how to make use of PowerShell integration with technologies such as .NET, WMI, CIM, and COM.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • The basics of WMI, CIM, COM, and XML
  • Extending Windows PowerShell capabilities with .NET, COM, and XML
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Time Saving Features of Zsh

by Gastón Festari | January 2014 | Open Source

This article by Gastón Festari, the author of Learning Shell Scripting with Zsh, will teach to apply specific constructs such as the double bang (!!) to the shell's history and avoid repeating yourself to boredom.

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Marionette View Types and Their Use

by Arturo Soto Raymundo Armendariz | January 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Raymundo Armendariz and Arturo Soto, author of Getting Started with Backbone Marionette, we will learn the view types that Marionette has and how to use them.

Backbone Marionette is a composite application library for Backbone.js, which aims to simplify the construction of large-scale JavaScript applications. It is a collection of common design and implementation patterns found in the applications that we build with Backbone, and includes pieces inspired by composite application, event-driven, and messaging architectures.

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