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Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 2

by Eric Tiggeler | February 2010 | Beginner's Guides Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide, you'll learn how you can help the visitor to find what they want easily on your website by designing clear and easy navigation through menus.

Here, you'll learn the following:

  • Adding a new menu
  • Creating submenus
  • Adjusting menu module settings
  • Creating hyperlinks in article texts

Read Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1 here.

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Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by Eric Tiggeler | February 2010 | Beginner's Guides Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide, you'll learn how you can help the visitor to find what they want easily on your website by designing clear and easy navigation through menus.

Here, you'll learn the following:

  • Adding a new menu
  • Creating submenus
  • Adjusting menu module settings
  • Creating hyperlinks in article texts
Read Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1 in full

Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 1

by Derrin Michael Kent | February 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Derrin Michael Kent, author of Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios Beginner's Guide, we will look at creating our own profile page and using the Mahara text editor.

Read Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 1 in full

Working with Data Application Components in SQL Server 2008 R2

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | February 2010 | .NET Microsoft

In the August CTP Microsoft introduced Data-Tier Applications and several new features were introduced in the Nov 2009 CTP. Registering, Viewing & comparing and upgrading Data-Tier applications were added. This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, shows how you may extract a Data Application Component from a SQL Server 2008 and then deploy the component to an SQL Server 2008 R2 Server. The process is Wizard driven and very easy to understand. DAC files in the field of DATA are like *.msi files for applications. Just as you would install an application from an MSI file, you would install a database package with the DAC file with the extension DACPAC. This article explains how it is done.

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Author Podcast - Aleksander Seovic Talks About Oracle Coherence 3.5

by Aleksandar Seovic | February 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Listen to Aleksander Seovic, author of Oracle Coherence 3.5, be interviewed by Cameron Purdy, Vice President of Development at Oracle.

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Spring MVC - Configuring and Deploying the Application

by A P Rajshekhar | February 2010 | Java Open Source Web Development

In the previous discussion, the focus was on understanding the Model, View and Controller components of the application using Spring MVC framework. However, the developed components do not have knowledge of each other. Model is passed through Controller to the View using Logical View name. We have yet to map Logical View to the physical file. Also, to deploy the application, the application itself needs to be configured so that the Application Server knows to which component it should the route the requests. In this article by A. P. Rajshekhar, the focus will be on these two steps – configuring the components as well as configuring and deploying the application.

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AJAX Form Validation: Part 1

by Audra Hendrix Bogdan Brinzarea Cristian Darie | February 2010 | AJAX MySQL PHP Web Development

In this two-part article by Audra Hendrix, Bogdan Brinzarea and Cristian Darie, authors of AJAX and PHP: Building Modern Web Applications 2nd Edition, we will create a form validation application that implements traditional techniques with added AJAX flavor, thereby making the form more user-friendly, responsive, and pleasing. In the AJAX world, entered data is validated on the fly, so the users are never confronted with waiting for full-page reloads or the rude "blank form" as a reply.

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Video Editing in Blender using Video Sequence Editor: Part 1

by Reynante Martinez | February 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn the basics of how to do post-processing and perform color correction on your videos, add them on to the sequence editor, cut them, move them along the timeline, mix and blend the video strips, add effects, and finally, control the speed of playback in an individual manner.

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Building a Simple Address Book Application with jQuery and PHP

by Mambe Nanje Churchill | February 2010 | Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Mambe Nanje Churchill, we will explore the world of jQuery and PHP in achieving an AJAX style simple address book application using the JSON protocol. The basic application will help the user save, view and delete his or her contacts(name and phone). Its a basic application to demonstrate some key jQuery features like DOM transversing, jQquery event binding and AJAX calls with the $.ajax function.

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Video Editing in Blender using Video Sequence Editor: Part 2

by Reynante Martinez | February 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn the basics of how to do post-processing and perform color correction on your videos, add them on to the sequence editor, cut them, move them along the timeline, mix and blend the video strips, add effects, and finally, control the speed of playback in an individual manner. Read Video Editing in Blender using Video Sequence Editor: Part 1 here.

Read Video Editing in Blender using Video Sequence Editor: Part 2 in full

Drupal 6 Performance Optimization Using Throttle and Devel Module

by TJ Holowaychuk Trevor James | February 2010 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Trevor James and TJ Holowaychuk, authors of Drupal 6 Performance Tips, we're going to learn how to throttle modules and blocks on our site in order to increase performance and reduce server load during high traffic periods. We will use the Throttle module to do this. We'll also discuss the Devel module and how it can be used to generate dummy content, users, and taxonomy categories for our development site. Using Devel to generate test or dummy content provides an easy method of building a test or demo site quickly. To summarize, here's what we'll be doing:

  • Throttling modules and blocks
  • Using the Development module to generate taxonomy, users, and content
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Drupal 6 Performance Optimization Using Views and Panels Caching

by TJ Holowaychuk Travis Tidwell | February 2010 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Trevor James and TJ Holowaychuk, authors of Drupal 6 Performance Tips, we'll look at caching mechanisms in two of the larger scale contributed modules, Views and Panels, which you may find yourself using frequently. Panels and Views both allow you to cache the data and content that you insert into these modules. We'll look at how these caching mechanisms work and how you can maintain your cache in both modules. To summarize, here's what we'll be doing:

  • How to run Views 2.x for best performance, including how to clear your Views cache
  • Panels module caching mechanisms and how to maintain your Panels cache
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Building a Calender Application in Joomla! using Fabrik

by Suhreed Sarkar | February 2010 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Joomla! has many extensions that can help develop a custom application, especially simple form-based applications. With introduction of Content Construction Kits (CCK) now it is possible to create many types of contents without knowledge of coding PHP. Besides these newly introduced Content Creation Kits, there is another application builder for Joomla! that can be used to build database applications without coding PHP. It is called Fabrik. Fabrik is Joomla! application builder that can be used for building many types of applications. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we will learn how to build a event calendar application for Joomla! using Fabrik.

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Trunks using 3CX: Part 1

by Matthew M. Landis Robert Lloyd | February 2010 | Networking & Telephony

If you have a working phone system with extensions, voicemail, digital receptionists, call queues, and several other features and you want to call home or have a customer call you, what will you do? For that, you need to connect 3CX outside your internal network. This connection is called as trunk. In this article by Matthew M. Landis and Robert Lloyd, authors of The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial, we will cover:

  • PSTN trunks
  • SIP trunks
  • Introduction to dial plans
  • Hardware needed for analog lines
Read Trunks using 3CX: Part 1 in full
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