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Red5: A video-on-demand Flash Server

by Tom Gross | June 2010 | Content Management Open Source

In this article by Tom Gross, we will discuss how to install, configure, and use the Red5 Flash server for streaming the protected videos managed by Plone on demand.

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Testing Students' Knowledge using Moodle Modules

by Paul Taylor | June 2010 | e-Learning Moodle Open Source

This article by Paul Taylor, author of the book Moodle 1.9 for Design and Technology, explains how best to support and reinforce your students' understanding of some of the disparate knowledge they need to engage in their courses.

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Using Javascript effects with Joomla! 1.5

by James Kennard | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is one of the world's top open source content management systems. The main sources of the PHP MySQL application's success are its comprehensive extension libraries, which extend Joomla! far beyond content management, and it's very active forums where one can easily tap into the knowledge of other Joomla! users, administrators, and developers.

In this article by,Chuck Lanham and James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development,we will cover Adding interactive and user-friendly JavaScript elements to our extensions

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Improving components with Joomla! 1.5

by James Kennard | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is one of the world's top open source content management systems. The main sources of the PHP MySQL application's success are its comprehensive extension libraries, which extend Joomla! far beyond content management, and it's very active forums where one can easily tap into the knowledge of other Joomla! users, administrators, and developers.

In this article by Chuck Lanham and James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development, we will cover:

  • How to Improve toolbars in the backend
  • How to Modify the Submenu
  • The joomla.html library
  • How to Build better layouts and templates
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Working with JRockit Runtime Analyzer

by Marcus Hirt Marcus Lagergren | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article series by Marcus Hirt and Marcus Lagergren, authors of Oracle JRockit: The Definitive Guide, you will learn:

  • Different ways to create a JRA recording
  • How to find the hot spots in your application
  • How to interpret memory-related information in JRA

In the sequel—Working with JRockit Runtime Analyzer- A Sequel, we will cover the following:

  • How to hunt down latency-related problems
  • How to detect indications of a memory leak in an application
  • How to use the operative set in the JRA latency analyzer component
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Working with JRockit Runtime Analyzer- A Sequel

by Marcus Hirt Marcus Lagergren | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article series by Marcus Hirt and Marcus Lagergren, authors of Oracle JRockit: The Definitive Guide, you will learn:

  • How to hunt down latency-related problems
  • How to detect indications of a memory leak in an application
  • How to use the operative set in the JRA latency analyzer component

In the earlier part of this article series —Working with JRockit Runtime Analyzer- A Sequel, we have covered the following:

  • Different ways to create a JRA recording
  • How to find the hot spots in your application
  • How to interpret memory-related information in JRA
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Easily modifying a page with Joomla! 1.5

by Chuck Lanham James Kennard | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

In addition to rendering the output of our extensions, we will often find it beneficial or even necessary to alter the normal flow by redirecting the browser to another page, or by customizing the generated document or page. Using a number of classes and libraries that Joomla! provides we can significantly enhance the user experience.

In this article by,Chuck Lanham and James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development,we will cover:

  • The application message queue and redirecting the browser
  • Session-level input validation
  • Modifying document properties specifically for our extensions
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AJAX Implementation in APEX

by Arie Geller Matthew Lyon | May 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle Web Development

This article by Arie Geller and Matthew Lyon, authors of the book Oracle Application Express 3.2 – The Essentials and More, looks at how we can utilize the APEX AJAX framework, both on the client and server side, to integrate and support this important technology in our APEX applications.

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Metaprogramming and the Groovy MOP

by Fergal Dearle | May 2010 | Java Open Source

In this article by Fergal Dearle, author of the book Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages, we will cover the inner workings of Groovy's Meta Object Protocol (MOP).

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Developing Secure Java EE Applications in GlassFish

by Masoud Kalali | May 2010 | Open Source

In this article series by Masoud Kalali, author of GlassFish Security, we are going to develop a secure Java EE application with all standard modules including Web, EJB, and application client modules.

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Designing Secure Java EE Applications in GlassFish

by Masoud Kalali | May 2010 | Java Open Source

In this article series by Masoud Kalali, author of GlassFish Security, we are going to develop a secure Java EE application with all standard modules including Web, EJB, and application client modules.

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3rd International SOA Symposium

by | May 2010 | Enterprise Articles SOA

As you may have seen last month, Packt is continuing to dedicate a great deal of time to SOA. We are now happy to offer you an early bird discount on this October’s third International SOA Symposium, and the co-located second International Cloud Symposium in Berlin.

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Blogs and Forums using Plone 3

by Erik Rose | May 2010 | Content Management Open Source

In a university, large class sizes limit class discussions and individual attention, while travel budgets limit the number of professional conferences where faculty can present. In this article by Erik Rose, author of the book Plone 3 for Education, we will set up blogs and forums to counter both problems—giving students more class interaction and helping faculty build professional prominence. We'll find the best Plone blog products and explore practical suggestions of how to use blogs in the classroom. We'll also take the undisputedly top forum product for a spin and see how to use it to let students support each other, saving office hours and after-school help for those who need them most.

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Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with Moodle 1.9

by Paul Taylor | May 2010 | e-Learning Moodle Open Source

This article by Paul Taylor, author of the book Moodle 1.9 for Design and Technology, will deal with a system that will allow students to reflect on their own work through the setting of targets by staff and themselves. As with all things in Moodle, there are a number of ways to achieve this, but perhaps the most accessible is the third party module called the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) activity module, developed and maintained by ULCC and available at http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=1025&filter=1.

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Hands-on Tutorial for Getting Started with Amazon SimpleDB

by Prabhakar Chaganti Rich Helms | May 2010 | Enterprise Articles Java PHP Web Development

With Amazon SimpleDB you can scale your application's database on the cloud. In this article by Prabhakar Chaganti and Rich Helms, authors of Amazon SimpleDB Developer Guide, we going to sign up for an AWS account, download and install the necessary libraries, and create little code snippets for exploring SimpleDB. We will introduce the libraries as well as the SimpleDB Firefox plugin for manipulating SimpleDB. We will also examine the two methods for accessing SimpleDB: SOAP and ReST. For PHP users we will introduce the PHP sample library. You can install the samples on your PHP5 server so that you can try the samples as you read about them.

In this article we will:

  • Set up an AWS account
  • Enable SimpleDB service for the account
  • Install and set up libraries for Java, PHP, and Python
  • Illustrate several SimpleDB operations using these libraries
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