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Parallel Programming Patterns

by Eugene Agafonov | November 2013 | Cookbooks

In this article by Eugene Agafonov, the author of the book "Multithreading in C# 5.0 Cookbook", the author has reviewed the common problems that a programmer often faces while trying to implement parallel work flow. You will learn about:

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Learning Data Analytics with R and Hadoop

by Vignesh Prajapati | November 2013 | Open Source

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.

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Working with Java SE projects (Should know)

by Jonathan Lermitage | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Jonathan Lermitage, the author of the book, Instant JRebel, we'll see how to work with JRebel on the Ant Java SE projects: a simple graphical application will be built and modified without any additional compilation, thanks to the JRebel live code injection. You will also get some words about Maven Java SE projects support. NetBeans will be used as the main IDE.

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Instant Optimizing Embedded Systems Using BusyBox

by Cao Ziqiang Wu Zhangjin | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Wu Zhangjin and Cao Ziqiang, authors of the book Instant Optimizing Embedded Systems Using BusyBox, we learn about using BusyBox.

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Understanding Web-based Applications and Other Multimedia Forms

by João Pedro Soares Fernandes | November 2013 | e-Learning Moodle Open Source

In this article by João P. Soares Fernandes, the author of Moodle 2.5 Multimedia, we will focus essentially on web-based applications for creating multimedia.

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Executing Desired State Configuration (Advanced)

by Harshul Patel | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article written by Harshul Patel, the author of the book Instant Windows PowerShell Guide, describes what needs to be done rather than covering imperative syntax and specifies how a task can be performed.

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Apache Solr PHP Integration

by Jayant Kumar | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

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.

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Drawing and Drawables in Android Canvas

by Mir Nauman Tahir | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Mir Nauman Tahir, the author of the book Learning Android Canvas, our goal is to learn about the following:

  • Drawing on a Canvas
  • Drawing on a View
  • Drawing on a SurfaceView
  • Drawables
  • Drawables from resource images
  • Drawables from resource XML
  • Shape Drawables
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Creating Blog Content in WordPress

by Aaron Hodge Silver Karol Król | November 2013 | Content Management e-Commerce Open Source PHP WordPress

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.

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Viewing on Mobile Devices

by Will Hacker | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Will Hacker, the author of the Mobile Prototyping with Axure 7, we will learn about getting our work on the mobile devices. The main reason for creating a prototype is to exercise a design idea to see if it matches the expectations of stakeholders and can be easily used by the people for whom we are designing. If it doesn't, and we fail, that's OK. That's why we make prototypes. Failing fast and learning from that are important parts of iterative design.

In this article we'll look at:

  • Publishing prototypes to AxShare
  • Creating home screen icons
  • Creating app splash pages
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Organizing a Virtual Filesystem

by Sergey Kosarevsky Viktor Latypov | November 2013 | Cookbooks Open Source

This article has written by Sergey Kosarevsky and Viktor Latypov, the authors of the book Android NDK Game Development Cookbook is devoted entirely to the asynchronous file handling, resource proxies, and resource compression. Many programs store their data as a set of files. Loading these files without blocking the whole program is an important issue. Human interface guidelines for all modern operating systems prescript the application developer to avoid any delay, or "freezing", in the program's workflow (known as the Application Not Responding (ANR) error in Android).

In this article we will cover:

  • Abstracting file streams
  • Implementing portable memory-mapped files
  • Implementing file writers
  • Working with in-memory files
  • Implementing mount points
  • Enumerating files in the .zip archives
  • Decompressing files from the .zip archives
  • Loading resources asynchronously
  • Storing application data
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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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