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.Read DotNetNukeSkinning: Creating Containers in full
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
Read Extending Document Management in Alfresco 3 in full
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
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.Read Essbase ASO (Aggregate Storage Option) in full
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.Read Human-readable Rules with Drools JBoss Rules 5.0(Part 2) in full
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
Read Oracle VM Management in full
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.Read Skinner's Toolkit for Plone 3 Theming (Part 2) in full
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.Read Human-readable Rules with Drools JBoss Rules 5.0(Part 1) in full
WCF is the latest technology from Microsoft for building services. In this article by Mike Liu, we will explain what WCF is, and what it is composed of. We will also explain various .NET runtimes, .NET frameworks, Visual Studio versions, the relationships between them, and what is needed to develop or deploy WCF services. You will see some code snippets in this article that will help you to further understand WCF concepts, although they are not in a completed WCF project.
Let us discuss the following in detail:
- What WCF is
- Use of WCF for SOA
- WCF architecture
- Basic WCF concepts
Choosing the right tools for implementing a design in Plone is the most important step. Fortunately, there are a number of tools available that make the process much easier. This two-part article by Veda Williams, will deal with Plone 3 Theming.
In this part we will cover graphic design tools, browser toolbars and extensions, and CSS validators.Read Skinner's Toolkit for Plone 3 Theming (Part 1) in full
Authentication is the process of verifying that users are who they claim to be. Authorization is the process of granting access to the authenticated users—based on their role—to perform operations such as view, edit, or delete on resources. In this article by Antano Solar John, you will learn how MODx facilitates authentication and authorization. You will build your site to include user registrations, logins, user types, and set rules on who can do what.
As you read this article, it is important that you keep in mind that MODx has two user types.
- Web Users—users who use the web site
- Manager Users—users who are allowed to log in to the Manager interface
In this article by Mike Liu, we will explain the concepts and definitions related to SOA, and clarify some confusions regarding SOA. Let's discuss each of the following in detail:
- What is SOA?
- Why do we need SOA?
- What are the various approaches to implementing SOA and what are the key differences between them?
- What is a web service and how is it related to SOA?
- What standards and specifications are there for web services?
In this article by Munwar Shariff, we will learn how to use Alfresco as a smart document repository. This will include providing automatic version tracking and control, and accessing documents in the Alfresco repository from your web browser, a network drive, FTP, or WebDAV.Read Implementing Document Management in Alfresco 3- part2 in full
The primary focus of implementing workflow is automation of a business process. In this article by Munawar Shariff & Amita Bhandari, we will see the basic, out-of-the-box workflow capabilities of Alfresco and the ways to extend it as per your business requirements.
By the end of this article, you will have learned how to:
- Enable simple workflow for documents
- Create email templates and set email notifications
- Extend workflow to include multiple approval steps
- Implement a complex workflow scenario for document lifecycle management
Read Implementing Workflow in Alfresco 3 in full
In this article by Aaron Winborn, we'll go through the FileField module. This is a useful module if you want to have an easily configured solution, in many situations, there are some benefits from using the FileField module instead. It's light-weight, it's flexible, and it's easy to customize. It may also be easier to add support for players other than the 1PixelOut and XSPF players distributed with Audio.
Additionally, as of this writing, the Drupal 6 version of the Audio module wasn't quite ready for production. But I am confident it will be soon, if not already.
Finally, there may be specific reasons for wanting to choose a FileField solution over the Audio module. Similar to the quandary of whether to use the Image module or Image Field, the most common reason would probably be to allow multiple audio files to be attached to a node, or to allow audio fields to be associated with other types of nodes. (Note that the Audio module is also bundled with the Audio Attach module, which might be a solution for that as well.)Read Audio Fields in Drupal in full