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Using ASP.NET Controls in SharePoint

by Mike Poole | July 2009 | Microsoft

As SharePoint and the underlying .NET Framework developed over the years, more readymade controls have become available for us to use in our applications. Such controls allow us to drop common, and often complex, features into our site. For example, if we would like to add user registration and login features (often referred to as personalization and membership) to our site, it is a chore to build everything we require (registration form with validation, login box, password reminder, change password, etc.) each time we build a site. Microsoft has built these controls for us so that we can easily add them to our site. In this article by Mike Poole, we will examine the use of these controls.

Very occasionally, we find that we are not able to do what we would like to do with the SharePoint configuration that comes "out of the box". A common example of this is using forms authentication in our site. Later on in the article, we will also make some configuration changes to SharePoint and associated products, such as Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server, and Visual Studio, to demonstrate how forms authentication can be enabled.

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Dial Plans in sipXecs 4.0

by Michael W. Picher | July 2009 | Networking & Telephony

In this article by Michael W. Picher, we will discuss about dial plans in sipXecs 4.0 in detail.

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Measures and Measure Groups in Microsoft Analysis Services: Part 1

by Chris Webb | July 2009 | Microsoft

In this two-part article by Chris Webb, we will look at measures and measure groups, ways to control how measures aggregate up, and how dimensions can be related to measure groups. In this part, will cover useful properties of measures, along with built-in measure aggregation types and dimension calculations.

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Social Media in Magento

by Richard Carter | July 2009 | Open Source PHP

This article by Richard Carter states that our theming of Magento does not have to stop at changing the way it looks. We can also add aspects of social media to it, such as:

  • Integrating your Magento store with Twitter
  • Improving your store's customer service
  • Using social bookmarking tools such as AddThis to help your customers spread the word about your store across the Internet

With so many e-commerce stores on the Internet, using social media can make a huge difference to your store's fortunes. It can also increase your potential customers and ensure that customers continue to come back.

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Joomla! 1.5 Template Reference: Part 1

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | July 2009 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we'll go over jdoc tags for templates, the standard CSS class and id rules that Joomla! outputs, how module and template override files are organized, as well as useful Joomla! PHP code you can use in your template to aid in making it more user-friendly and dynamic. Of course, wherever possible, we'll let get to know the relevant Joomla! documentation links to bookmark, to give you in-depth detail and save you a little time searching through the Joomla! documentation site and the Web.

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Non-default Magento Themes

by Richard Carter | July 2009 | PHP

In this article by Richard Carter, we've made use of default themes in Magento, and we can customize our Magento store further by using non-default themes. In particular, we'll look at:

  • Setting your non-default theme to be the one that your visitors will see
  • Creating a number of simple non-default themes
  • The theme hierarchy in Magento
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DotNetNukeSkinning: Creating Containers

by Darren Neese | July 2009 | Content Management

In this article by Darren Neese, we'll be covering the other ten percent of what you need to know to get the job done, and we'll step through the process of creating the containers, one step at a time. Most importantly, we'll be getting rid of the default blue container.

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Extending Document Management in Alfresco 3

by Munwar Shariff | July 2009 | Content Management Java Open Source

In this article by Munwar Shariff, we introduce you to the basic features of creating and managing content in Alfresco by using Alfresco Explorer. With Alfresco, you can manage any type of document, such as HTML, text, XML, Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDF, Flash, scanned images, multimedia, and video files. This article also focuses on the most important aspect of adopting a new Enterprise Content Management system, which is migrating the existing data and using it effectively. We will also discuss the various secure ways of sharing your content online, by using syndication features.

This article covers the following topics:

  • Search and edit Alfresco documents directly from Microsoft Office tools
  • Recover deleted content
  • Create and use space templates
  • Migrate existing documents to Alfresco
  • Create and use discussions for spaces and documents
  • Enable RSS syndication in order to share content

 

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Views, URLs, and Generic Views in Django 1.0

by Scott Newman | July 2009 | Web Development

Many developers new to Django get tripped up on the vocabulary and purpose of different pieces of the system—models, views, generic views, model managers, and so on. With some functions belonging to models and others to views, it can be confusing to know where to put the logic of your applications.

The view is where most of your application logic will be executed. Before we can work with views, however, we need to look at the URL dispatching system to see how a view is matched up with an incoming request. Once we have seen the URL dispatcher and some working views, we'll take a look at some shortcuts Django offers us to accomplish these actions even more quickly.

You can write entire Django sites without using models, but you'd have a hard time doing that without views or generic views.

In this article by Scott Newman, we will:

  • Create a sample application to work with
  • Learn how the URL dispatcher works and how URLs are matched to views
  • Explore the structure of views
  • Build views to display a list of content and content detail
  • See how to cut down development time with generic views
  • Examine when to use regular views instead of generic views
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Essbase ASO (Aggregate Storage Option)

by Joseph Sydney Gomez Sarma Anantapantula | July 2009 | Oracle

In this article by Sarma Anantapantula and Joseph Sydney Gomez, we will learn all about ASO which is now also used to store data in the Essbase database. We will learn what ASO exactly is, how it works, and when to use ASO instead of BSO. We will explain the use of the special industry standard multidimensional data query language known as MDX that is employed by Essbase, and is particularly effective with ASO. Finally, we'll discuss the pros and cons of ASO and BSO.

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Human-readable Rules with Drools JBoss Rules 5.0(Part 2)

by Michal Bali | July 2009 | Java Open Source

In this two-part article by Michal Bali, we will see the techniques to create human-readable rules. In the first part of this article we saw Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) and decision tables.

In this part, we'll learn about Drools Flow, ruleflow, and others.

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Oracle VM Management

by Tarry Singh | July 2009 | Oracle

In this two-part article series by Tarry Singh, we will have a look at the meaty aspects of the Oracle VM Manager and explore it's management aspects.

The following topics will be covered in this article:

  • Getting started with the Oracle VM Manager
  • Managing Servers and Server Pools

 

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Skinner's Toolkit for Plone 3 Theming (Part 2)

by Veda Williams | July 2009 | Content Management Open Source

This two-part article series by Veda Williams, deals with Plone 3 Theming. In the first part we covered graphic design tools, browser toolbars and extensions, and CSS validators.

In this part of the article we will cover text editors.

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Human-readable Rules with Drools JBoss Rules 5.0(Part 1)

by Michal Bali | July 2009 | JBoss Java Open Source

Business rules implementations are aimed mostly at developers. However, it is sometimes needed that these rules are readable and understandable by the business analysts. Ideally, they should be able to change rules or even write new ones. An important aspect of business rules is their readability and user friendliness. Looking at a rule, you should immediately have an idea of what it is about.

In this two-part article by Michal Bali, we will see the techniques to create human-readable rules. In this part we will look at Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), decision tables, and others.

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