Primary and Secondary Data Stores in Appian

Appian has a primary data store (i.e. database) that it uses to store Appian-related data records, such as the feed items in Tempo, each users’ followers, and locks when editing application objects in the designer. The data in this data store ensures that Appian is working properly. Appian can be used to connect to secondary […]

Enabling VirtualBox Host-only Adapter on Mac OS X

Host-only Adapters in VirtualBox on OS X do not work right out of the box – some simple configuration is needed. This post provides a quick walk-through to get it up and running. Creating a Host-only Network in VirtualBox Launch VirtualBox and click on “VirtualBox > Preferences” on the Menu Bar (Or press “Command” + […]

Installing Appian 17.2 on Centos 7

As part of a recent project, I was provided the opportunity to evaluate Appian (a Business Process Management Suite) and how it can fit the requirements. As part of the exploratory phase, I had to understand Appian’s architecture and install an evaluation instance. This post will describe the installation steps I took to get Appian […]

Scratchpad – Learning Python

Here are some reference notes I made for myself while learning Python – hope it is useful for you 🙂 1) General 1.1) Getting User Input nickname = raw_input(“what is your nickname? “) 1.2) Comments #Single line comment “”” multiline comment example””” 1.3) Exponential sixty_four = 8 ** 2 1.4) Useful Utility Functions len(variable) #returns […]

Data Visualizing with QlikView (Coursework)

As part of my Specialist Diploma coursework, I had to design a Data Visualization dashboard using Qlikview. The module was titled “Data Visualization Fundamentals”, and the key focus was on the visualization of data using QlikView, instead of using the dashboard to perform data analytics/sense-making. Note: this is an assignment for grading purposes. Data sets […]

Updating BIOS of ASUS P5Q SE/R Motherboard

By far, this is one of the most straightforward BIOS updates, with the update utility within the existing BIOS itself. (though if the current BIOS was corrupted, another way would be needed) Official Site of ASUS P5Q SE/R Motherboard: To update the BIOS: Download and extract the latest/desired BIOS from the official manufacturer website onto […]