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Tips and Tricks for Joomla! Multimedia

by Allan Walker | October 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is a Content Management System designed to organize and deliver content within a website environment. Multimedia provides us with stunning interactive user experiences and wonderful design options, but it requires discipline and knowledge to utilize it effectively so that we do not alienate our audiences.

In this article we will provide some tips and tricks for Joomla! multimedia, such as;

  • Inserting custom code into your Joomla! Articles
  • Creating a new directory using Joomla! Media Manager
  • Publishing your Twitter tweets in your Joomla! site
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PHP 5 Social Networking: Implementing Public Messages

by Michael Peacock | October 2010 | Open Source

Most social networking sites support two types of messages: public and private messages. Private messages are generally sent in a similar fashion to e-mails, and public messages being posted on user's profiles for other users to see.

In this article by Michael Peacock, author of the book PHP 5 Social Networking, you will learn how to allow users to post messages on each other's profiles.

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PHP 5 Social Networking: Private Messages

by Michael Peacock | October 2010 | Open Source

Most social networking sites support two types of messages: public and private messages. Private messages are generally sent in a similar fashion to e-mails, and public messages being posted on user's profiles for other users to see.

In the previous article by Michael Peacock, author of the book PHP 5 Social Networking, we learnt how to allow users to post messages on each other's profiles.

In this article we will learn how to allow users to post private messages to each other.

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Installation and Introduction of K2 Content Construction Kit

by Tom Canavan | October 2010 | Cookbooks Joomla! Content Management Open Source Web Development

K2 is a wonderful content creation kit from Joomlaworks.gr that gives you the ability to manage content in an extremely powerful way. In this article by Tom Canavan, author of Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook, you'll learn how to install and configure K2. Using a short cut known as a 'master category', you can templatize your settings in K2 and greatly ease your administration time.

K2 offers some great extras such as connections for YouTube and PhotoGalleries as well. If you add K2 to an existing Joomla! site, you don't have to recreate all the articles. K2 offers an import feature and you'll become very familiar with it here.

In this article, we will cover:

  • Installation of K2 content creation kit
  • Configuration of K2
  • Setting up a master category in K2 to ease your administration time
  • Extras for K2 such as YouTube feeds and photo galleries
  • Importing your Joomla! content into K2
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Creating a Matrix Form

by Matt Traxinger | October 2010 | Cookbooks Microsoft

This article series by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, shows you how to create displays that will allow your users to interact with the data.

A matrix shows information from multiple tables at the same time. This article will show you how to create a matrix that shows the amount a customer has spent on specific items.

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Recovery in PostgreSQL 9

by Simon Riggs | October 2010 | Open Source

The previous article, Backup in PostgreSQL 9, showed us various backup options.

In this article by Simon Riggs, author of PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook, we will cover the following:

  • Recovery of all databases
  • Recovery to a point in time
  • Recovery of a dropped/damaged table
  • Recovery of a dropped/damaged database
  • Recovery of a dropped/damaged tablespace
  • Improving performance of backup/recovery
  • Incremental/Differential backup and restore
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Introduction to PostgreSQL 9

by Simon Riggs | October 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Simon Riggs, author of PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook, we will cover the following:

  • Introducing PostgreSQL 9
  • Getting PostgreSQL
  • Connecting to PostgreSQL
  • Enabling server access to network/remote users
  • Using graphical administration tools
  • Using psql query and scripting tools
  • Changing your password securely
  • Avoiding hardcoding your password
  • Using a connection service file
  • Troubleshooting a failed connection
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Microsoft WCF Hosting and Configuration

by Steven Cheng | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft SOA

Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 (WCF 4.0) is a .NET-based application programming interface for building and running connected systems. It enables secure and reliable communication among systems within an organization or across the Internet.

In this article by Steven Cheng, author of the book Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications, we will cover:

  • Hosting a service in a console application
  • Hosting a service in Windows Service
  • Hosting a HTTP service with ASP.NET-compatible context
  • Hosting a non-HTTP service in IIS 7
  • Customizing IIS ServiceHost via ServiceHostFactory
  • Specifying a dedicated service instance for a singleton service
  • Hosting a service in WSS 3.0
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Backup in PostgreSQL 9

by Simon Riggs | October 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Simon Riggs, author of PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook, we will cover the following:

  • Understanding and controlling crash recovery
  • Planning backups
  • Hot logical backup of one database
  • Hot logical backup of all databases
  • Hot logical backup of all tables in a tablespace
  • Backup of database object definitions
  • Standalone hot physical database backup
  • Hot physical backup & Continuous Archiving
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Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions: Adding a Booking System for Events

by Suhreed Sarkar | October 2010 | Cookbooks Joomla! Content Management PHP Web Development

Besides showing events and a calendar, sometimes you need to add a booking system. For example, you are arranging a seminar or training and would like to publish the event information so that visitors can register to the event. In that case, a booking or reservation system can be added. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, author of Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook, we will discuss how to add a booking system for events.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Creating a Wizard-style Form

by Matt Traxinger | October 2010 | Cookbooks Microsoft

This article series by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, shows you how to create displays that will allow your users to interact with the data.

A wizard is a form that steps you through specific sections using Next and Back buttons. Here we will show you how to design a form which will do exactly that.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Designing Forms

by Matt Traxinger | October 2010 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Forms are a predominant visual element in Dynamics NAV. They allow the user to view, insert, modify, and delete data from the tables in the database. Forms also allow the user to initiate events that perform actions on that data.

This article series by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, shows you how to create displays that will allow your users to interact with the data. You will learn how to create several different types of forms including matrixes and wizards and to customize its look and feel.

In this four-part article series, we will cover:

  • Designing Forms
  • Creating a matrix form
  • Creating a wizard-style form
  • Updating Parent and Subform
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OmniGraffle 5: Shape Selection, Re-Styling and Color Picker in Detail

by Ruben Olsen | October 2010 | Web Graphics & Video

OmniGraffle has several methods of quickly styling your diagram. In the previous article we saw how to efficiently align shapes to each other. In this article Ruben Olsen, author of OmniGraffle 5 Diagramming Essentials, we will cover:

  • Selecting and re-styling shapes based on similarity
  • Selecting and re-styling connected shapes
  • Various color picker tricks
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Windows Installer XML (WiX): Adding a User Interface

by Nick Ramirez | October 2010 | Open Source

The WiX toolset ships with several User Interface wizards that are ready to use out of the box. We'll briefly discuss each of the available sets and then move on to learning how to create your own from scratch. In this article by Nick Ramirez, author of the book WiX: A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML, you'll learn about:

  • Adding dialogs into the InstallUISequence
  • Linking one dialog to another to form a complete wizard
  • Getting basic text and window styling working
  • Including necessary dialogs like those needed to display errors
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Building Your First Bean in ColdFusion

by Matt Gifford | October 2010 | Web Development

Following the article on ColdFusion Components, we now have a fairly good understanding of what a ColdFusion component is. Object-oriented programming is a form of programming paradigm that utilizes "objects", structures of data that consist of data fields and methods, and the object interactions for development. Focusing on data rather than processes, the OOP methodology uses self-sufficient modules (the objects), which contain all the information they require to manipulate their own data structure.

In this article by Matt Gifford, author of Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion, we will look at the first ColdFusion component within the OOP design pattern, the Bean.

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