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Josh Reuben July 2012 Entries
Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Intro Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) In Excel 2010 PowerPivot DAX: Excel data analysis functions to construct dynamic analysis custom pivots on front end – instead of SSAS MDX. PowerPivot - building blocks to build BI solutions: import data tables from a various data sources, perform fast / custom DAX calculations on large in-memory datasets & display in PivotTables. define calculations evaluated dynamically in different contexts The ability to base a PivotTable on a set of multiple tables (as ......

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:56 AM

An Introduction to WebGL
What is WebGL? low-level JavaScript API to access the GPU from within scripts on web pages Usage: performant real-time 3D graphics in the browser. It's a web standard doesn't need a plugin managed by Khronos group based on OpenGL ES See Khronos Group Supported Browsers To enable on Chrome: chrome.exe –no-sandbox –enable-webgl To enable on Firefox: about:config > webgl > webgl.enabled_for_all_sites > true Chrome Frame - a plugin for Internet ......

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:49 AM

Mathematica Programming Language–An Introduction
The Mathematica programming model consists of a kernel computation engine (or grid of such engines) and a front-end of notebook instances that communicate with the kernel throughout a session. The programming model of Mathematica is incredibly rich & powerful – besides numeric calculations, it supports symbols (eg Pi, I, E) and control flow logic. obviously I could use this as a simple calculator: 5 * 10 --> 50 but this language is much more than that! for ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 4, 2012 5:59 AM

Azure WNS to Win8 - Push Notifications for Metro Apps
Background The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 allows you to build a Windows Azure Cloud Service that can send Push Notifications to registered Metro apps via Windows Notification Service (WNS). Some configuration is required - you need to: Register the Metro app for Windows Live Application Management Provide Package SID & Client Secret to WNS Modify the Azure Cloud App cscfg file and the Metro app package.appxmanifest file to contain matching Metro package name, SID and client secret. The ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:09 PM

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