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Roles and Permissions in Moodle Administration: Part1

by Alex Büchner | April 2009 | Moodle

In this article by Alex Büchner, we will introduce roles—a complex but powerful subject. Roles define what users can or cannot see and perform in your Moodle system. The article later explains assignment of roles, modifying them, over riding them, creating custom roles with example and finally testing those new roles to perform a reality check. We also explain how to resolve permission conflict in Moodle's Roles.

In the first part you will:

  • Understand how roles work, and how they fit into different contexts.
  • Assign roles to different users in different contexts.

In the next part you will:

  • Modify roles and create new ones, including a role for parents or mentors.
  • Manage a range of administrative role-related settings.
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Securing the Small Business Server 2008

by David Overton | April 2009 | .NET Microsoft

This article by David Overton covers the process of finishing the network protection and routing setup and configuring the protection of the data on the server. We will cover:

  • Configuring the firewall ports
  • Configuring and testing backups
  • Configuring anti-malware
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Installing SBS 2008 and Connecting to the Internet

by David Overton | April 2009 | .NET Microsoft

This article by David Overton covers the installation of SBS 2008 on a new system, either as a first server in an organization or as a new server into an organization with SBS 2003. We will cover:

  • Installing the operating system
  • Installing the SBS components
  • Migrating network settings
  • Getting updates
  • Confirming company information
  • Creating an administration account
  • Naming servers
  • Installing anti-malware tools
  • Resolving installation issues

The steps involved will get you to the point where you are connected to the Internet. There are some steps that are different, depending on whether this is a new installation or a migration.

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Development of Login Management Module and Comment Management Module

by A P Rajshekhar | April 2009 | Open Source

Ruby on Rails is an active component in the world of web application framework. Ruby is the language used and Ruby on Rails is the framework built upon Ruby. In this article by A.P.Rajshekhar, we will be learning how to develop the login management module and the comment management module .We will start off by creating a login page and then move to implementing the Authenticate method, set up the session, try out applying authorization. After this, we will learn generating the Scaffold, modifying the model, review the View, customizing the controller under the development of comment management module sub title.

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Web CMS

by Nirav Mehta | April 2009 | Beginner's Guides MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

After we understand our requirements and learn the basics of using CMSs, we are will be ready to look at Web Content Management Systems (commonly known as WCMS, Web CMS, or WCM Systems). Web CMSs allow you to manage your web content easily. They are generic in nature and perform a variety of operations. If you ask someone about a CMS, they will most probably recommend you one of the systems we cover in this article. It's important to learn the features of the top web CMSs to make the right choice for your project.

In this article by Nirav Mehta, we will take a look at the top general-purpose Web CMSs. In the process, we will:

  • Cover a variety of top Web CMSs
  • Perform customizations and content management operations
  • Discover interesting features in CMSs
  • Examine which CMS could be right for you
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Customizing Drupal 6 Interface

by David Mercer | April 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

Working on a site's interface to make it distinctive and attractive not only requires some technical know-how when it comes to Drupal, but as with any design-like task, it also needs some creativity. Your site, at the moment, is fully functional and doesn't look awful it's a bit plain, but it will get the job done. With a bit of effort, creating something entirely new is not out of the question, and Drupal comes with a host of features to make our lives easier.

If, like me, you enjoy working on the more creative aspects of a website, then this is really the article you have been waiting for. It's time to design, plan, and implement the visual environment in which users will be immersed. Creating a pleasing atmosphere in which to interact will certainly do a lot in terms of ensuring users are happy.

This article by David Mercer will discuss the following:

  • Planning a web-based interface
  • CSS
  • Themes
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JBoss AS Perspective

by Anghel Leonard | April 2009 | JBoss Java Open Source Web Development

In the previous article, we learnt how to configure the JBoss AS server and runtime in Eclipse. In this article by Anghel Leonard, we will see how to use the JBoss AS Tools to start/stop your server, how to manage the server's statuses, and how to deploy/un-deploy/manage your projects.

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Pop-up Image Widget using JavaScript, PHP and CSS

by Roshan Bhattarai | April 2009 | AJAX

In this article by Roshan Bhattarai, we learn how to build a widget similar to the Mybloglog widget using external JavaScript along with PHP. By the time we finish, you would see a popup image whenever you move the mouse cursor over the widget. In the later section, you can see an example for extracting image details from a database and using it in the example.

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JBoss AS plug-in and the Eclipse Web Tools Platform

by Anghel Leonard | April 2009 | JBoss Java Open Source Web Development

In this two-part article series by Anghel Leonard, we will discuss the main steps that will offer us a functional environment for developing, running, and testing J2EE applications by using the Eclipse IDE, JBoss Tools, and a J2EE Application Server. In this article we will understand how to connect a J2EE Application Server with the Eclipse IDE, through the JBoss AS plug-in.

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Content Editing and Management in an Open Souce CMS

by Nirav Mehta | April 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP

After we set up a content management system and create the navigation structure for our site, we can add content to it. We will learn how to do this in the following article. We will also learn how easy a CMS will be for our authors. In this article by Nirav Mehta, we will :

  • Add content to our site—pages, images, and more
  • Add additional information—metadata, tags, and links—with content
  • Get a sense of how easy is it to maintain content with a CMS
  • Learn what we need to support multiple authors
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PHP Magic Features

by Jani Hartikainen | April 2009 | PHP

In this article by Jani Hartikainen, we'll look at PHP's "magic" features:

Magic methods, which are class methods with specific names, are used to perform various specialized tasks. They are grouped into two: overloading methods and non-overloading methods. Overloading magic methods are used when your code attempts to access a method or a property which does not exist. Non-overloading methods perform other tasks.

Magic functions, which are similar to magic methods, but are just plain functions outside any class. Currently there is only one magic function in PHP.

Magic constants, which are similar to constants in notation, but act more like "dynamic" constants - their value depends on where you use them.

We'll also look at some practical examples of using some of these, and lastly we'll check out what new features PHP 5.3 is going to add.

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Testing your JBoss Drools Business Rules using Unit Testing

by Paul Browne | April 2009 | Java Open Source

In the previous article we've seen how to test our rules using Guvnor, as well as using FIT for rule testing against requirements documents. This article by Paul Browne, shows how to test your rules further. It shows how to unit test the rules by using Junit. Unit testing has the advantage of documenting the code because it gives a working example of how to call the rules. It also makes your rules and code more reusable.

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Testing your Business Rules in JBoss Drools

by Paul Browne | April 2009 | Java Open Source

This article by Paul Browne, shows how to test your business rules so that mistakes don't happen in real-time. It shows that testing is an ongoing process and begins the testing by using Guvnor. It then shows how to test rules against requirement documents using the FIT (Framework for Integrated Testing).

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Blog CMS

by Nirav Mehta | April 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP

Lets look at the specific uses of CMSs, and evaluate a few of them. In this article by Nirav Mehta, we will take a look at top blog CMSs.
We will also :

  • Learn about different blog CMSs
  • Evaluate how to perform typical content management operations using the top three blog CMSs
  • Review flexibility and extensibility
  • Consider the other options available
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Digitally Signing and Verifying Messages in Web Services ( part 1 )

by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan | April 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Oracle

This is a two article series by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan.The article revolves around how to digitally sign and verify messages in web services using Oracle Web Services Manager.The first part will explain concepts like digital signatures,their importance,their functional use with respect to web services, but will mainly focus on how Oracle Web Services Manager can help generate and verify signatures in web services.In the next part,he will explain signature generation and signature verification along with an example.

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