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Installation and Setup

The Banana Pi is a single-board computer, which enables you to build your own individual and versatile system. In fact, it is a complete computer, including all the required elements such as a processor, memory, network, and other interfaces, which we are going to explore. It provides enough power to run even relatively complex applications suitably. In this article by, Ryad El-Dajani , author of the book, Banana Pi Cookbook , we are going to get to know the Banana Pi device. The available distributions are mentioned, as well as how to download and install these distributions. We will also examine Android in contrast to our upcoming Linux adventure.

Building the Untangle Game with Canvas and the Drawing API

In this article by Makzan , the author of  HTML5 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide - Second Edition has discussed the new highlighted feature in HTML5—the canvas element. We can treat it as a dynamic area where we can draw graphics and shapes with scripts.

Style Management in QGIS

In this article by Alexander Bruy and Daria Svidzinska , authors of the book  QGIS By Example , you will learn how to work with styles, including saving and loading them, using different styles, and working with the Style Manager.

Subtitles – tracking the video progression

In this article by Roberto Ulloa , author of the book Kivy – Interactive Applications and Games in Python Second Edition , we will learn how to use the progression of a video to display subtitles at the right moment.

Building Your First BPM Application

In this article by Simone Fiorini and Arun V Gopalakrishnan , authors of the book Mastering jBPM6 , we will build our first BPM application by using the jBPM tool stack. This article will guide you through the following topics: Installing the jBPM tool stack Hacking the default installation configurations Modeling and deploying a jBPM project Embedding jBPM inside a standalone Java project This article gives you the hands-on flexibility of the jBPM tool stack and provides information on hacking the configuration and playing around.

Groups and Cohorts

 In this article by William Rice , author of the book,  Moodle E-Learning Course Development - Third Edition shows you how to use groups to separate students in a course into teams. You will also learn how to use cohorts to mass enroll students into courses.

Network Development with Swift

In this article by Jon Hoffman , author of the book  Mastering Swift , you will learn how to use Apple's system configuration API to figure out what type of network connection we have. If we are developing applications for a mobile device (iPhone, iPod, or iPad), it is e essential to know if we have a network connection and what type of connection it is.

CoreOS – Overview and Installation

In this article by Rimantas Mocevicius , author of the book CoreOS Essentials , has described CoreOS is often as Linux for massive server deployments, but it can also run easily as a single host on bare-metal, cloud servers, and as a virtual machine on your computer as well. It is designed to run application containers as docker and rkt , and you will learn about its main features later in this article. This article is a practical, example-driven guide to help you learn about the essentials of the CoreOS Linux operating system. We assume that you have experience with VirtualBox, Vagrant, Git, Bash shell scripting and the command line (terminal on UNIX-like computers), and you have already installed VirtualBox, Vagrant, and git on your Mac OS X or Linux computer. As for a cloud installation, we will use Google Cloud's Compute Engine instances. By the end of this article, you will hopefully be familiar with setting up CoreOS on your laptop or desktop, and on the cloud. You will learn how to set up a local computer development machine and a cluster on a local computer and in the cloud. Also, we will cover etcd , systemd , fleet , cluster management, deployment setup, and production clusters. In this article, you will learn how CoreOS works and how to carry out a basic CoreOS installation on your laptop or desktop with the help of VirtualBox and Vagrant. We will basically cover two topics in this article: An overview of CoreOS Installing the CoreOS virtual machine

Creating Mobile Dashboards

In this article by Taha M. Mahmoud , author of the book  Learning SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards , in the last few decades, the usage of smart devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, and smart watches has increased dramatically. Now, the hardware of smart devices is powerful enough to handle all that we need it to. Indeed, we are now carrying smart devices with us all the time, that act like small, but powerful, computers. Here comes the idea of Mobile BI. We need to select the most important information for the BI end user to track on the go, using their smart devices. According to the Industrial Design Center ( IDC : http://www.idc.com/ ), by 2017, 87 percent of all connected devices sold will be tablets and smartphones.

Developing OpenCart Themes

In this article by Rupak Nepali , author of the book OpenCart Theme and Module Development , we learn about the basic features of OpenCart and its functionalities. Similarly, you will learn about global methods used in OpenCart.

AWS Global Infrastructure

In this article by Uchit Vyas , who is the author of the Mastering AWS Development book, we will see how to use AWS services in detail. It is important to have a choice of placing applications as close as possible to your users or customers, in order to ensure the lowest possible latency and best user experience while deploying them. AWS offers a choice of nine regions located all over the world (for example, East Coast of the United States, West Coast of the United States, Europe, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, and Brazil), 26 redundant Availability Zones, and 53 Amazon CloudFront points of presence.

Getting the current weather forecast

In this article by Marco Schwartz , author of the book  Intel Galileo Blueprints , we will configure Forecast.io. Forecast.io is a web API that returns weather forecasts of your exact location, and it updates them by the minute. The API has stunning maps, weather animations, temperature unit options, forecast lines, and more.

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