In this article by Brian Bradley, the author of Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp, discusses V-Ray in SketchUp as it guides us through with the use of many key areas in the render engine, all of which need to be utilized by an artist if they want to produce photographic renders using V-Ray.Read Diving Straight into Photographic Rendering in full
Blender 2.5 Hotshot will show you how powerful and capable Blender 3D is when you exploit its full potential. Move beyond basic tasks in Blender 3d and dive into more challenging territory. Ditch simple boring characters in favor of creating more detailed, visually rich, and polished results.Read Div Tag Test in full
WCF is the acronym for Windows Communication Foundation. It is Microsoft's latest technology that enables applications in a distributed environment to communicate with each other.
In this article series, we will first verify that the LINQNorthwind WCF service does not support distributed transaction processing. We will then explain how to enhance this WCF service to support distributed transaction processing and how to configure all related computers to enable distributed transaction support. To demonstrate this, we will propagate a transaction from the client to the WCF service and verify that all sequential calls to the WCF service are within one single distributed transaction. We will also explain the multiple database support of the WCF service and discuss how to configure MSDTC and the firewall for the distributed WCF service.
In this article by Mike Liu, author of WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities We will cover the following topics in this article:
- Creating the solution files
- Testing the transaction behavior of the DistNorthwind WCF service
- Enabling transaction flow in the service bindings
- Modifying the service operation contract to allow transaction flow
- Modifying the service operation implementation to require a transaction scope
- Configuring the Distributed Transaction Coordinator for the distributed WCF service
Linq to SQL is an object relational model that you can leverage in Visual Studio 2008. Your connection to SQL Server 2008 database is through a new control in Visual Studio 2008, the LinqDataSource control. This control needs a data context. The data context is provided by the Linq to SQL classes, a class generator that maps SQL server objects to the model. The class files generated support CRUD operations.
In this article by Dr. Jay Krishnaswamy, we will be adding a LinqDataSource control in Visual Studio 2008 to a ASP.NET website and configuring it by providing a data context. The data context will created using the Object Relational Designer(O/R Designer) in Visual Studio. The Linq data source is then bound to the Gridview in the Visual Studio designer.Read Displaying SQL Server Data using a Linq Data Source in full
In this article by Lee Jordan and Nick Ohrn, authors of the book WordPress 2.8 Themes Cookbook, we will cover:
- Creating a basic Loop
- Displaying ads after every third post
- Removing posts in a particular category
- Removing posts with a particular tag
- Highlighting sticky posts
- Creating multiple loops in a single template
- Displaying only posts in a particular category
- Styling every other post differently
- Styling posts in a particular category differently
- Showing every post in a category on a category archive page
Web enabling business data is one of the key devices used to advertise and market products. This can be done with various technologies such as VB, ASP, JSP, ASP.Net and many others. This article shows how you may view data from a table on a MySQL database server on a web page using ASP.NET. The table used in this tutorial was the one described in the first article in this series on Exporting data from MS Access 2003 to MySQL.
This article by Dr. Jay Krishnaswamy explains how to populate a GridView on an ASP.NET web page by data retrieved from a MySQL Server. MySQL.Data.MySqlClient is a connector (provider) provided by MySQL which you can use with the .NET Framework applications whose details may be reviewed here. MySQL is well integrated with Visual Studio (MySQL Visual Studio Tools: MySQL.VisualStudio.dll).Read Displaying MySQL data on an ASP.NET Web Page in full
The grid is, without doubt, one of the most widely-used components of Ext JS. We all have data, and this needs to be presented to the end user in an easy-to-understand manner. The spreadsheet (a.k.a. grid) is the perfect way to do this—the concept has been around for quite a while because it works. Ext JS takes that concept and makes it flexible and downright amazing!
In this article by Shea Frederick, Colin Ramsay, Steve 'Cutter' Blades, and Nigel White, authors of the book Learning Ext JS 3.2, we will be:
- Using a GridPanel to display structured data in a user-friendly manner
- Reading data from the server (which provides the data from a database) to display in the grid
Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault-tolerant event-driven applications on the JVM. Dispatchers are the heart of the Akka application. It is the engine that powers the Akka application. It is very important to understand the switches and knobs that need to be tuned to extract the maximum concurrency and scalability out of the application. Routers on the other hand, route incoming messages to outbound actors.
In this article by Munish K. Gupta, author of Akka Essentials, we will cover:
- What a dispatcher is and how it works, various types of dispatchers and theirusage and configuration settings
- Different types of mailboxes, and their usage and configuration
- What a router is, and different types of routers and their usage
- How to write a custom router
The primary focus of this article is to explain how to add comments and how to moderate these comments. In this article by Hasin Hayder and April Hodge Silver, we'll see how we can alter the comment and avtar settings and how we can avoid spam comments using Akismet plugin.Read Discussion on Your WordPress Blog Using Comments in full
In this article by Peter Ward, Peter Abreu, Pavlo Andrushkiw, Pat Esposito, Jeff Gellman, and Joel Plaut, the authors of Microssoft SharePoint 2013 Diaster Recovery Guide, explains data prevention and recovery procedures that should be applied by users with their SharePoint collaboration activities to prevent data loss.
The reader of this article is probably technical, and therefore perhaps a little surprised by the title and the topic of this article. You probably assume that DR is an IT department activity, so why should the end user even think about it?Read Disaster Recovery Techniques for End Users in full
One thing that is certain in computing is that hardware will fail even if the software is written soundly. For this reason, a disaster recovery plan should be implemented for every database server. Even if you are not the administrator of the server, this article will show you how to back up the data you use.
In this article, Albert Lukaszewski, PhD, author of MySQL for Python, we will have covered:
- When to implement one of several kinds of database backup plans
- What methods of backup and disaster recovery MySQL supports
- How to use Python to back up databases
The new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V release from Microsoft comes with a myriad of improvements in areas such as mobility, high availability and elasticity, bringing everything you need to create, manage and build the core components of a Microsoft Private Cloud for virtualized workloads.
In this article by Leandro Cavalho, the author of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
Backing up Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
Restoring Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
Confguring Hyper-V Replica between two Hyper-V hosts using HTTP authentication
Confguring Hyper-V Replica broker for a Failover Cluster
Confguring Hyper-V Replica to use certificate-based authentication using an Enterprise CA
Using snapshots in virtual machines
This is the second part of the 2 series article by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan on Digitally Signing and Verifying Messages in Web Services using Oracle.The article revolves around how to digitally sign and verify messages in web services using Oracle Web Services Manager.The first part explained concepts like digital signatures,their importance,their functional use with respect to web services, but mainly focussed on how Oracle Web Services Manager can help generate and verify signatures in web services.In the this part,he explain signature generation and signature verification along with an example. For all those who missed out the initial action just click onto : http://www.packtpub.com/article/digitally-signing-and-verifying-messages-web-services-part1Read Digitally Signing and Verifying Messages in Web Services ( part 2 ) in full
This is a two article series by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan.The article revolves around how to digitally sign and verify messages in web services using Oracle Web Services Manager.The first part will explain concepts like digital signatures,their importance,their functional use with respect to web services, but will mainly focus on how Oracle Web Services Manager can help generate and verify signatures in web services.In the next part,he will explain signature generation and signature verification along with an example.Read Digitally Signing and Verifying Messages in Web Services ( part 1 ) in full
A Windows Azure hosted service may comprise multiple instances of multiple roles. These instances all run in a remote Windows Azure data center—typically 24*7. The ability to monitor these instances non-intrusively is essential both in detecting failure and in capacity planning. This article by Neil Mackenzie, author of Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, shows how Windows Azure Diagnostics provides for the non-intrusive capture of diagnostic data and its subsequent persistence to the Windows Azure Storage Service. Windows Azure Diagnostics supports various standard sources, allowing for their extensibility where appropriate. The topics covered in this article include:
- Using the Windows Azure Diagnostics trace listener
- Performing an on-demand transfer
- Implementing custom logging
- Accessing data persisted to Windows Azure Storage
- Using the Windows Azure Platform
- PowerShell cmdlets to configure Windows Azure Diagnostics
In this article by Edward Callahan, author of Easy Web Development with WaveMaker, we will examine the WaveMaker application architecture. We will learn about the client, the server, how they are constructed, and some of the core features available to us in each. We'll examine the HTTP requests made to the server and examine the JSON request of a database read call. We'll also learn about typing in WaveMaker. We'll finish this article with a tour of the Studio WaveMaker application. By the end of this article, you will have learned about:
- The client framework
- The server architecture
- Communications between client and server
- Application file structure
This article will help us learn about the different ways of running Squid and the available options that can be passed to Squid from the command line. We will also learn about debugging the Squid configuration file.
In this article by Kulbir Saini, author of Squid Proxy Server 3 Beginners Guide, we will learn the following:
- Various command line options for running Squid
- Parsing the squid configuration file for syntax errors
- Using an alternate squid configuration file for testing purposes
- Different ways of starting Squid
- Rotating log files generated by Squid
NHibernate is an open source object-relational mapper, or simply put, a way to rapidly retrieve data from your database into standard .NET objects.
In this article by Aaron B. Cure, Author of NHibernate 2 Beginner's Guide, we will learn how to glue tables and classes that hold our data in the applicationRead Different types of Mapping in Nhibernate 2 in full
In this article written by Cory Simmons, the author of the book Instant Responsive Web Design provides you with all the information you need to start building responsive, mobile-friendly websites today.
Since Ethan Marcotte coined the term "responsive web design", people have been looking for the best way to do it, which has cumulated into the Goldilocks approach versus the Fluid approach, and Desktop-first versus Mobile-first. The only right answer is to do what you're most comfortable with and, as always, avoid dogma. In this section we'll go over the differences between each approach and even sample them so your RWD tool belt is well equipped.Read Different strategies to make responsive websites in full