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Remote Job Agent in Oracle 11g Database with Oracle Scheduler

by Ronald Rood | July 2009 | Oracle

This article by Ronald Rood will be of a great help in setting up remote external jobs introduced in Oracle 11g. This article also answers questions like how is this related to the old-fashioned local external jobs that we know since Oracle 10g and why we should get rid of the old external jobs.

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Layout in Dojo: Part 1

by Peter Svensson | July 2009 | Open Source

The layout widgets in Dojo can often be alternatives to complicated CSS rules. Many times it is necessary to create pages with a two- or three-column layout, sometimes with a header and/or footer as well.

The layout manager widgets let you create powerful layouts without using more than a minimum of custom CSS styling. The layout managers have a lot of carefully laid-out styling that you can benefit from without having to interact with it. The BorderContainer makes sure that it has a proper margin to the widget it contains, as well as adding (removable) ‘gutter’ border lines for default clarity, for example. The TabContainer lets you programmatically choose if you want the tabs on top, bottom, left, or right without using any custom CSS, and so on.

This two-part article by Peter Svensson will list a large number of layout widgets. Some are fully 'official', with accessibility support and internationalization. In this part, we will look at basic Dojo layout facts, ContentPane, container functions, DragPane, ExpandoPane, FloatingPane.

One of the biggest challenges in learning Dojo is the sheer volume of the framework. The layout managers are too important and too complicated to be reduced to a mere sentence or two, which explains the volume of this article.

After the near-exhaustive expose of different layout managers and supporting acts, there will be a couple of longer examples which, with some luck, will give you some good practical points to elaborate upon.

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Layout in Dojo: Part 2

by Peter Svensson | July 2009 | Open Source

In the previous part of this article by Peter Svensson, we covered basic Dojo layout facts, ContentPane, container functions, DragPane, ExpandoPane, FloatingPane. In this part, we will focus on GridContainer, RadioGroup, RotatorContainer, ScrollPane, compound example using layout,and creating a widget.

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Preparing Your Forms Conversion Using Oracle Application Express (APEX)

by Douwe Pieter van den Bos | July 2009 | Oracle

In this article by Douwe Pieter Van Den Bos, we will see what we need to get things ready for our Forms Conversion project. We need to gather all our original Forms, Reports, Menus, and Libraries so that we can generate the APEX project. We will need to get the XML sources by using the tools in the Oracle Developer Suite. Of course, we will learn to understand these newly created sources and what they mean to us. Before we can create our APEX applications using the Forms Conversion tool, it would be nice to design and implement the target database.

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Add-on Tools and Theming Tips for Plone 3

by Veda Williams | July 2009 | Content Management Open Source

In this article by Veda Williams, we'll take a look at some Plone products that can be used to make your web site even more impactful and manageable. We'll also briefly cover some useful tips to be aware of when theming a Plone site.

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Measures and Measure Groups in Microsoft Analysis Services: Part 2

by Chris Webb | July 2009 | Content Management

In the previous part of this article by Chris Webb, we covered useful properties of measures, along with built-in measure aggregation types and dimension calculations. In this part, we will focus on measure groups and dimension/measure group relationships.

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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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