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Introducing ColdFusion Components

by Matt Gifford | October 2010 | Web Development

ColdFusion Components, commonly known as CFCs, were introduced in ColdFusion MX. In essence, they are simple templates written in existing CFML tags and CFScript. As such, they are not complex, confusing, or difficult to understand. If you can code CFML, you can create CFCs.

In this article by Matt Gifford, author of Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion, we will cover the following:

  • The basic structure of a ColdFusion component
  • The component tags, functions, and methods
  • Passing parameters using the argument scope
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Performing Table and Database Operations in phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management

by Marc Delisle | October 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP

In this article, by Marc Delisle, author of Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management, we will learn how to perform some operations that influence tables or databases as a whole. We will cover table attributes and how to modify them, and will also discuss multi-table operations.

This article specifically covers:

  • Maintaining a table
  • Changing table attributes
  • Renaming, moving, and copying tables
  • Multi-table operations
  • Database operations
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Importing Structure and Data in phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management

by Marc Delisle | October 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP

In this article, by Marc Delisle, author of Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management, we will learn how to import data that we have exported for backup or transfer purposes. Exported data may also come from authors of other applications, and could contain the whole foundation structure of these application along with some sample data.

The current phpMyAdmin version (3.3) can import:

  • Files containing MySQL statements (usually having a .sql suffx, but not necessarily so)
  • CSV files (comma-separated values, although the separator is not necessaria comma); these files can be imported by phpMyAdmin itself or via the MySQL LOAD DATA INFILE statement, which enables the MySQL Server to handle the data directly rather than having phpMyAdmin parse it frst
  • Open Document Spreadsheet files
  • Excel files (from versions 97 to 2007)
  • XML files (generated by phpMyAdmin)

The binary feld upload can be said to belong to the import family. Future versions might be able to import files in more formats.

Importing and uploading are synonyms in this context.

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Installing phpMyAdmin

by Marc Delisle | October 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP

In this article, by Marc Delisle, author of Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management, we will cover:

  • Installing phpMyAdmin
  • Configuring phpMyAdmin
  • Upgrading phpMyAdmin
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Exclusive Offer on the new Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability Book

by | October 2010 |
We have just announced Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability
 
Every business has it's mission critical applications and data. This  book helps you to minimize downtime, speed up recovery, and achieve the highest level of availability and reliability for SQL server applications by mastering the concepts of database mirroring,log shipping,clustering, and replication. You can read more about the book here.

Pre-order now and get 20% off the eBook and 10% off the print book.

Now you can buy Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability with High Availability MySQL Cookbook and get 50% off both the ebooks. To avail this bundle offer just enter 'msqlha' in the 'Promotion Code' field and click 'Update' during checkout. The discount will be applied. 
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Creating a Photo Gallery with ExpressionEngine 2

by Leonard Murphy | October 2010 | Content Management Web Development

Although ExpressionEngine 2 does not come with a built-in photo gallery module, it does have many features designed to make working with photos easier. In this article by Leonard Murphy, author of Building Websites with Expression Engine 2.X, you will create a photo gallery channel, use file manager to manage your photos, and use jQuery to display the photos on your website.

Although this article focuses on building a tool for Ed & Eg to share their personal photos, the techniques in this article will be useful in any situation where you want to display images—whether personal photos, a portfolio of your work or items for sale.

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Exclusive Offer on the new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation

by | October 2010 |
We have just announced Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation
 
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 is a sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning system with a multitude of features and options. However, the implementation of Dynamics GP is usually considered to be complex, and people often realize there must be more efficient ways of working with the system. This step-by-step guide will show you how to effectively implement Dynamics GP 2010 with ease. You can read more about the book here.

Pre-order now and get 20% off the eBook and 10% off the print book.

Now you can buy Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook and get 50% off both the ebooks. To avail this bundle offer just enter 'mdgpeb' in the 'Promotion Code' field and click 'Update' during checkout. The discount will be applied. 
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Kentico CMS 5 Website Development: Managing Site Structure

by Thom Robbins | October 2010 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Content Management Web Development

In this article, by Thom Robbins, author of Kentico CMS 5 Website Development, we will learn about managing the site structure.

Site organization is essential for any site. Site structure is the organization and navigation of a website for users and content managers. Websites are designed in a visual hierarchy. This visual hierarchy is the cues of content based on importance to help visitors process information, very similar to what is used in cartography. In a way, a site is just a map of information you need to help site visitor view and process the information they are presented based on importance.

Human visual perception is what we use in our everyday life to take cues and create a mental model or map to process information more efficiently. This is why visual hierarchy is so important in Web design, especially as people tend to have short attention spans. Some visual cues in life and web design that you may be familiar with.

  • Size
  • Color
  • Contrast
  • Shape
  • Position
  • Whitespace
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Exclusive Offer on the new Python Geo-Spatial Development Book

by | October 2010 |
We have just announced Python Geo-Spatial Development.
 
Open Source GIS (Geographic Information System) is a growing area with the explosion of applications such as Google Maps, Google Earth, and GPS. Python Geo-Spatial Development is a hands-on tutorial about accessing, manipulating, and displaying Geo-Spatial data efficiently using a range of Python tools for GIS development. You can read more about the book here.

Pre-order now and get 20% off the eBook and 10% off the print book.

Now you can buy Python Geo-Spatial Development with Expert Python Programming and get 50% off both the ebooks. To avail this bundle offer just enter 'pgeoebk' in the 'Promotion Code' field and click 'Update' during checkout. The discount will be applied. 
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Web Controls in DotNetNuke

by John K Murphy | October 2010 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article by John K. Murphy, author of DotNetNuke 5.4 Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Adding web controls to your Toolbox
  • Showing an e-mail link in a Datagrid
  • Showing checkboxes in a Datagrid
  • Showing a thumbnail image in a Datagrid
  • Creating labels you can edit
  • Suggest text while typing

 

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Adding Web Controls to Custom Modules in DotNetNuke

by John K Murphy | October 2010 | Cookbooks Open Source

In the previous article, Web Controls in DotNetNuke, we took a look at the Web Controls in DotNetNuke.

In this article by John K. Murphy, author of DotNetNuke 5.4 Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Showing data in a Treeview
  • Using a Tabstrip to separate content
  • Using a CAPTCHA control for security
  • Creating a multi-state checkbox

 

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Securing Dynamics NAV Applications

by Amit Sachdev Sharan Oberoi | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article, by Sharan Oberoi & Amit Sachdev, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration, we will discuss the NAV Security Architecture including security recommendations and best practices. Securing our applications is of paramount importance these days. Security becomes even more critical when it is our organization's financial data that needs to be protected.

Essentially, there are a few components of securing the Dynamics NAV application. They are as follows:

  • Network security
  • Hardware security
  • SQL database and Classic database security
  • Dynamics NAV access—roles, users, logins, and permissions
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Kentico CMS 5 Website Development: Workflow Management

by Thom Robbins | October 2010 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Content Management Web Development

In this article, by Thom Robbins, author of Kentico CMS 5 Website Development, is a sequel of the article Kentico CMS 5: Fundamentals of Site Security, which covers:

  • Learn how to configure a workflow
  • Develop a workflow process
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Exclusive Offer on the new Drupal 6 Theming Cookbook

by | October 2010 |
We have just announced Drupal 6 Theming Cookbook
 

Themes are among the most powerful features that can be used to customize a website to fit your needs. Drupal 6 Theming Cookbook provides a plethora of recipes that enable Drupal template designers to make full use of Drupal's extensibility and style their site just the way they want it. You can read more about the book here.

Pre-order now and get 20% off the eBook and 10% off the print book.

Now you can buy Drupal 6 Theming Cookbook with Drupal 6 Content Administration and get 50% off both the ebooks. To avail this bundle offer just enter 'd6tcebk' in the 'Promotion Code' field and click 'Update' during checkout. The discount will be applied. 
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Kentico CMS 5: Fundamentals of Site Security

by Thom Robbins | October 2010 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Content Management Web Development

In this article, by Thom Robbins, author of Kentico CMS 5 Website Development, we shall cover:

  • Understand the principles of site security
  • Develop security roles to manage our site
  • Develop secure web pages and areas for specific security roles
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