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Drawing in Anime Studio

by Chad Troftgruben | March 2014 | Open Source

This article is written by Chad Troftgruben, the author of Learning Anime Studio. Anime Studio offers a large selection of tools to help you craft the perfect character, environment, or prop. This can be a bit overwhelming if you are unfamiliar with Anime Studio's interface or drawing on a computer. This article will help ease you into the process.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Mouse versus tablet drawing
  • Vector and raster graphics
  • The Draw and Fill tools
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Drawing in 2D

by Denis Perevalov | October 2013 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

This article is written by Denis Perevalov, author of the book Mastering openFrameworks: Creative Coding Demystified. Drawing is one of the main capabilities of openFrameworks. Here, we consider the basics of 2D graphics, including drawing geometric primitives, working with colors, and drawing in an offscreen buffer. In this article we will cover:

  • Geometric primitives
  • Using ofPoint
  • Coordinate system transformations
  • Colors
  • Using FBO for offscreen drawings
  • Playing with numerical instability
  • Screen grabbing
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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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Drag-and-Drop with the YUI: Part-1

by Dan Wellman | November 2009 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

Drag-and-drop with Yahoo's library is extremely easy to implement, completely clean, and cross-compatible with the entire spectrum of A-grade browsers.

In this three-part article series by Dan Wellman We're going to examine this utility or mechanism which allows Panels and Dialogs to be dragged around the viewport in detail. The first two parts cover Drag-and-Drop, one of DHTML's crowning acheivements which is wrapped up in an easy to use utility. In the third part of this artice we will have a look at the related Slider control and how this basic but useful control can be added to pages with ease.

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Drag

by Swizec Teller | October 2013 | Java Open Source Web Development

In this article by Swizec Teller, the author of the book Data Visualization with d3.js, we will have a look at the dragging behavior module of d3.

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DPM Non-aware Windows Workload Protection

by Flemming Riis Islam Gomaa Robert Hedblom Steve Buchanan | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article will cover how DPM can protect and recover some non-Microsoft workloads. When DPM can protect a workload natively, you simply go into DPM and select the data to protect and it will back up the components needed for a successful restore. An example of a Microsoft workload that DPM can protect natively would be a virtual machine running on Hyper-V. You simply select the virtual machine for protection and DPM will protect the VHD's, the virtual machine configuration and any snapshots of that virtual machine. DPM automatically knows to protect all of the virtual machines components because DPM understands Hyper-V. This understanding comes from the workloads Volume Shadow Copy Service; this is what is considered "DPM aware".

In this article by Steve Buchanan,Islam Gomaa,Robert Hedblom and Flemming Riis, authors of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1, we will give you valuable insight into what components need to be protected for successful backups of DPM non-aware workloads.

DPM non-aware Microsoft workload protection includes the following:

  • Protecting DFS with DPM

  • Protecting Dynamics CRM with DPM

  • Protecting Dynamics GP with DPM

  • Protecting TMG 2010 with DPM

  • Protecting Lync 2010 with DPM

  • Protecting IIS

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Downloading PyroCMS and it's pre-requisites

by Zachary Vineyard | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Zachary Vineyard, the author of Web Development with PyroCMS, we'll walk through the requirements for the PyroCMS installation process, as well as the downloading of PyroCMS.

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Downloading evolved with Metalink

by Mayank Sharma | May 2008 | Open Source

Anyone who has tried downloading a popular software or Linux distribution on or just after release day, knows of the pain of the phrase "connection timed out". Getting the software can be quite a struggle, despite all the mirrors and BitTorrent Samaritans. Anthony Bryan's Metalink is an open standard that makes downloading easier, faster, and more reliable by helping users extract the last drop of juice out of their connection.

I emailed a set of questions to Bryan to understand what separates Metalink from other run-of-the-mill download accelerators and listen in awe as he explains how Metalink combines traditional HTTP and FTP methods of downloading files along with BitTorrent.

Read more about this in Mayank's interview with Anthony Bryan.

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Downloading and Setting Up ElasticSearch

by Alberto Paro | December 2013 | Open Source

This article by Alberto Paro, author of the book, ElasticSearch Cookbook, covers the basic steps to start using ElasticSearch from the simple install to cloud ones.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Downloading and installing ElasticSearch
  • Networking setup
  • Setting up a node
  • Setting up ElasticSearch for Linux systems (advanced)
  • Setting up different node types (advanced)
  • Installing a plugin
  • Installing a plugin manually
  • Removing a plugin
  • Changing logging settings (advanced)
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Downloading and setting up Bootstrap

by David Cochran | January 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by David Cochran, author of Twitter Bootstrap Web Development How-To, reveals a few simple steps, so as to build a basic starter site equipped with Twitter Bootstrap's framework of stylesheets, icons, and JavaScript plugins.

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DotNetNukeSkinning: Creating Containers

by Darren Neese | July 2009 | Content Management

In this article by Darren Neese, we'll be covering the other ten percent of what you need to know to get the job done, and we'll step through the process of creating the containers, one step at a time. Most importantly, we'll be getting rid of the default blue container.

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DotNetNuke Skinning: Creating Your First Skin

by Darren Neese | August 2008 | .NET Microsoft Content Management Open Source

The thought of creating your first skin may be intimidating. You may believe that there are steps that will have to be done just right or there's no point even getting started. The fact is that once you understand some simple concepts, skinning is relatively easy. Ultimately, you will need to know your HTML and CSS markup and styling, but that is common in any type of web design you would do anywhere. This article by Darren Neese is geared toward those who have never created a skin, and it will get you over any anxiety you thought you had about creating a skin.

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DOM and QTP

by Ashish Bhargava | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

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.

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Doing it with Forms

by Armando Gonzalez Crysfel Villa | March 2013 | Open Source Web Development

Ext JS comes with powerful widgets to collect and edit data; we have the form component and many types of input widgets. These include textfields, textarea, radios, checkbox, combos, sliders, and many more.

In this article Crysfel Villa and Armando Gonzalez, authors of Learning Ext JS 4 , we are going to learn about the components we can use to collect data from our users. Also we are going to be working on our final application as well as creating the required forms in the wireframes.

We are going to cover the following topics in this article:

  • The form component

  • The available field types

  • Field container

  • Submitting the data

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Does your Company use IBM Lotus Notes or Sametime?

by | November 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

Does Your Company use IBM Lotus Notes or Sametime?

 

Packt Publishing has released two new books IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide and IBM Sametime 8 Essentials: A User’s Guide - both of which are aimed at increasing user productivity for both beginners and seasoned professionals, and subsequently benefiting organisations as a whole.

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Documenting Your Python Project-part2

by Tarek Ziadé | May 2009 | Open Source

This is a 2-part series by Tarek Ziadé. This series is all about documentation and gives tips on technical writing and how Python projects should be documented. In the first part of this series, you have learnt about the 7 golden rules of technical writing and understand reStructuredText Primer. In the this part of the series, you will learn how to build the documentation.

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Documenting Your Python Project-part1

by Tarek Ziadé | May 2009 | Open Source

This is a 2-part article series by Tarek Ziadé, which is all about documentation and gives tips on technical writing and how Python projects should be documented. In the first part of this series, you will learn about the 7 golden rules of technical writing and understand reStructuredText Primer. In the next part, you will learn how to build the documentation.

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