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Django 1.2 E-commerce: Data Integration

by Jesse Legg | May 2010 | e-Commerce Open Source Web Development

The needs of every e-commerce application can vary widely when it comes to reports, metrics, and data exports. Some businesses will want to capture detailed profiles of their customers and what they are purchasing in order to optimize promotions and marketing activities for their particular needs. Others will be interested in making data available internally, to provide the boss updates on how many jars of cranberry preserves sold in December last year versus this year.

In this article by Jesse Legg, author of Django 1.2 e-commerce, we will discuss a toolbox of Python libraries and Django applications to assist with whatever reporting needs that may arise. These topics include:

  • Serializing and exposing data
  • Tracking and improving search engine rank using sitemaps
  • Exporting information via RSS and Atom feeds
  • Salesforce integration

Generating charts and graph-based reports will be covered seperately in another article.

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Liferay Portal6: Build WAP sites and Integrate with CRM and Netvibes widgets

by Jonas X. Yuan | May 2010 | Open Source

In the first article of this article series, we've covered Employ federated search, OpenSearch, CSZ search,maps search and Web Content search

In the second article of this article series, we've covered how to search with the pluggable enterprise and how to manage plugins

In this article by Jonas X. Yuan,author of Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets,we will address WAP sites, CRM integration, widgets, reporting, and auditing in detail.

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Liferay Portal 6:Pluggable Enterprise Search and Plugin Management

by | May 2010 | Enterprise Articles

In the first article, we've covered Employ federated search, OpenSearch, CSZ search,maps search and Web Content search

In this article by Jonas X. Yuan,author of Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets, we will cover how to search with the pluggable enterprise and how to manage plugins

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Liferay Portal 6: Employ federated search, OpenSearch, CSZ search, maps search and web Content search

by Jonas X. Yuan | May 2010 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Jonas X.Yuan, author of Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets, we will cover:

  • Employ federated search, OpenSearch, CSZ search, and maps search
  • Employ Web Content search
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Managing Audio Content in Plone 3.3

by Tom Gross | May 2010 | Open Source Web Development

This article series by Tom Gross, author of Plone 3 Multimedia, explains how to add audio content to Plone and enhance its features with Plone4Artists products. It also shows how to include audio data in HTML with plugins and Flash.

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Audio Enhancements with p4a.ploneaudio in Plone 3.3

by Tom Gross | May 2010 | Open Source Web Development

This article series by Tom Gross, author of Plone 3 Multimedia, explains how to add audio content to Plone and enhance its features with Plone4Artists products. It also shows how to include audio data in HTML with plugins and Flash.

Read Managing Audio Content in Plone 3.3 here.

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Creating, Customizing, and Assigning Portlets Automatically for Plone 3.3

by Juan Pablo Giménez Marcos F. Romero | May 2010 | Cookbooks Content Management Open Source Web Development

This article by Juan Pablo Giménez and Marcos F. Romero, authors of Plone 3.3 Products Development Cookbook will give you step-by-step instructions for adding portlets. Portlets are used to provide contextual information about the main contents of a page.

In this article, we will cover:

  • Creating a portlet package
  • Customizing a new portlet according to our requirements
  • Testing portlets
  • Assigning portlets automatically
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    Personalizing Vim

    by Kim Schulz | May 2010 | Open Source

    In this article,by Kim Schulz, author of Hacking Vim 7.2, we will introduce a list of recipes that will help you personalize Vim in such a way that it becomes your personal favorite.

    You will find recipes for the following personalization tasks:

    • Changing the fonts
    • Changing the color scheme
    • Personal highlighting
    • A more informative status line
    • Toggle menu and toolbar
    • Adding your own menu and toolbar buttons
    • Work area personalization
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    Customizing Your Vim for work area

    by Kim Schulz | May 2010 | Open Source

    Vim is one of the most powerful open source editors used by programmers and system administrators around the world. While Vim itself is inherently a powerful editor, personalizing it to suit your needs can be a daunting task.

    In this article by Kim Schulz, author of Hacking Vim 7.2, we will cover:

    • Adding a more visual color
    • Adding line numbers
    • Spell checking your language
    • adding helpful tool tips
    • modifying key bindings
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    Creating a NHibernate session to access database within ASP.NET

    by Aaron Cure | May 2010 | .NET Open Source

    NHibernate is an open source object-relational mapper, or simply put, a way to rapidly retrieve data from your database into standard .NET objects. This article teaches you how to create NHibernate sessions, which use database sessions to retrieve and store data into the database.

    In this article by Aaron B. Cure, author of Nhibernate 2 Beginner's Guide we'll talk about:

    • What is an NHibernate session?
    • How does it differ from a regular database session?
    • Retrieving and committing data
    • Session strategies for ASP.NET
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    Manage Your Money with Simple Invoices

    by | May 2010 | MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

    Simple Invoices provides freelancers, non-profits, and small business a user-friendly way to bill customers and track invoices. It's an application for people who don't want the hassle of larger accounting programs, such as GNU Cash, Quicken, or Quickbooks.

    This article on Simple Invoices by Michael Badger, author of Scratch 1.4 Beginner's Guide and Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring, provides an alternative to bulky accounting programs and the haphazard system of managing individual files by providing an intuitive web-based invoicing system. Because it's open source project, you enjoy free access to your software and your invoicing data.

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    Data binding from Expression Blend 4 in Silverlight 4

    by Gill Cleeren Kevin Dockx | May 2010 | Microsoft

    In this article series by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx, authors of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

    • Using the different modes of data binding to allow persisting data
    • Data binding from Expression Blend 4
    • Using Expression Blend 4 for sample data generation
    Read Data binding from Expression Blend 4 in Silverlight 4 in full

    Data Manipulation in Silverlight 4 Data Grid

    by Gill Cleeren Kevin Dockx | May 2010 | Microsoft

    In this article by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx, authors of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, we will learn about the following:

    • Displaying data in a customized DataGrid
    • Inserting, updating, and deleting data in a DataGrid
    • Sorting and grouping data in a DataGrid
    Read Data Manipulation in Silverlight 4 Data Grid in full

    An Introduction to Flash Builder 4-Network Monitor

    by | May 2010 | Web Development

    In this article by Ali Raza, we will learn about the brand new premium feature of Adobe Flash Builder 4 called Network Monitor.

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    Creating a New Publication using Mobile Database Workbench with Oracle Mobile Server

    by Edmund Tan | May 2010 | .NET

    In this article by Edmund Tan, author of .NET Compact Framework 3.5 Data Driven Applications, we will learn how to create a new publication using the Mobile Database Workbench. We will discuss the following:

    • Creating a new mobile project
    • Adding publication items to your project
    • Adding sequence items to your project
    • Adding a publication to your project
    Read Creating a New Publication using Mobile Database Workbench with Oracle Mobile Server in full
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