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Your First Application in Aptana RadRails

by Javier Ramírez | June 2009 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

In this article by Javier Ramírez, you will learn to create your first application in Aptana RadRails.

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External Tables in Oracle 10g/11g Database: Part 1

by Hector R. Madrid | June 2009 | Oracle

In this two-part article by Hector R. Madrid, we will learn about the External Tables in Oracle 10g/11g Database. When working in data warehouse environments, the ExtractionTransformationLoading (ETL) cycle frequently requires the user to load information from external sources in plain file format, or perform data transfers among Oracle database in a proprietary format. This requires the user to create control files to perform the load. As the format of the source data regularly doesn't fit the one required by the Data Warehouse, a common practice is to create stage tables that load data into the database and create several queries that perform the transformation from this point on, to take the data to its final destination.

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Enhancing User Experience with WordPress 2.7(Part 1)

by Jean-Baptiste Jung | June 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In this two-part article by Jean-Baptiste Jung, we will see what can be done for enhancing user experience and making your WordPress blog a better place.

In this part, you will learn:

  • Replacing the Next and Previous links by a paginator
  • Highlighting searched text in search results
  • Using the CSS sliding doors technique within WordPress
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Monitoring CUPS- part2

by Ankur Shah | June 2009 | Open Source

In this second part of this two part article series by Ankur Shah, we will learn how Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) helps CUPS discover the printer and help other networking tools such as Cacti in managing printers.

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Monitoring CUPS- part1

by Ankur Shah | June 2009 | Open Source

In this two part article series by Ankur Shah, we will learn how to monitor CUPS using the lpstat command, and also study about access_log and the error_log files in the first part. And in the second part, we will also see how Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) helps CUPS discover the printer and help other networking tools such as Cacti in managing printers.

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Supporting an Editorial Team in Drupal 6

by J. Ayen Green | June 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

Drupal provides an environment where a single person can do the job of creating, editing, approving, and publishing. This works well with a small site and a low volume of content. However, where large sites and larger quantities of content prevail, there is often a team involved. In this article, we will learn about some of the terminologies that Drupal provides for supporting team work, such as:

  • Roles—defining types of users
  • Permissions—defining capabilities for each role
  • Node Content types—as they apply to Roles
  • Access Rules—for those pesky misbehaving users
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Managing and Enhancing Multi-Author Blogs with WordPress 2.7(Part 2)

by Jean-Baptiste Jung | June 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In the first part of this two-part article by Jean Baptiste-Jung, we learned about managing a a multi author blog. When you are running a multi author blog, you need to have sufficient content to attract the visitors. In this part we shall learn how glorify your multi-author blog. Specifically, you will learn:

  • Displaying author picture on posts
  • Displaying the author’s gravatar picture on posts
  • Adding moderation buttons to the comments
  • Getting notified when a new draft is saved
  • Allowing multiple authors on posts
  • Displaying a list of all of the authors
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Oracle Essbase System 9 Components

by Joseph Sydney Gomez Sarma Anantapantula | June 2009 | Oracle

This article, by Joseph Sydney Gomez and Sarma Anantapantula, gives us a high level view of the optional Essbase System 9 components that are available in the System 9 Suite with the Essbase database, the common foundation for all the other components to launch from. With components like Essbase Planning or Hyperion Smart Office, there's enough to make even the stodgiest accountant's head spin.

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Managing and Enhancing Multi-Author Blogs with WordPress 2.7(Part 1)

by Jean-Baptiste Jung | June 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In this two-part article by Jean Baptiste-Jung, we shall learn about managing and enhancing a multi-author blog. Are you running a multi-author blog, or at least hiring some guest bloggers? Indeed, the more authors you have, the more content you will have, along with a greater number of visits. In the beginning of 2009, many successful blogs such as, Smashing Magazine, Lifehacker, or Mashable, were powered by a team of bloggers. In this article, we are going to learn how to create, enhance, and get the most out of your multi-author WordPress blog.

In this part, you will learn:

  • Creating an author page template
  • Displaying a custom login form in your blog’s sidebar
  • Adding a control panel to your blog’s sidebar
  • Configuring author roles
  • Displaying author-related information on posts
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AJAX/Dynamic Content and Interactive Forms in Joomla!

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

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we're going to take a look at the most popular methods to get you going with AJAX in Joomla!, using extensions and plugins, in order to help you include dynamic self-updating content and create interactive forms in your Joomla! site. While we're at it, we'll also look at some cool JavaScript toolkits, libraries, and scripts you can use to appear Ajaxy.

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Data Migration Scenarios in SAP Business ONE Application- part 1

by Wolfgang Niefert | June 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

In this two-part article series by Wolfgang Niefert, you will be introduced to the tools and methods which will help you to migrate data from different sources into the SAP Business ONE application.

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Making Content Findable in Drupal 6

by J. Ayen Green | June 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

Interesting and useful content is a necessity on any web site, particularly on those built around a Content Management System. However, this may not be the only necessity. Another necessity is making the browsing experience on your site pleasant for the visitor, and in this context, making the content easy to find. Having content on the front page of the site is one way to make it findable, but the amount of content is limited to a point before the page becomes unwieldy. In this article by J. Ayen Green, we will make it easier for site visitors to find our content in a number of ways.

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Data Migration Scenarios in SAP Business ONE Application- part 2

by Wolfgang Niefert | June 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, you will learn about the Advanced data migration tools, xFusion Studio in particular. You will also get to know a few tips and recommendations which you could use in your own project.

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Securing Network Services with FreeBSD Jails

by Christer Edwards | June 2009 | Open Source

In this article by Christer Edwards, we will explore FreeBSD Jails. FreeBSD Jails are a kernel-level security mechanism which allows you to safely segregate processes within a sandbox environment. Jails are commonly used to secure production network services like DNS or Email by restricting what a process can access. In the case of a malicious attack on one service, all other Jailed processes would remain secure. FreeBSD Jails securely limits, in an administratively simple way, the amount of damage an attacker can do to a server.

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Apache OFBiz Service Engine: Part 2

by Jonathon Wong Rupert Howell | June 2009 | Java Open Source

In the previous part of the article by Jonathon Wong and Rupert Howell, we looked at Defining and creating a Java service, Service parameters, Special unchecked (unmatched) IN/OUT parameters, and Security-related programming. In this part, we will look at the following:

  • Calling services from code (using dispatcher)
  • IN/OUT parameter mismatch when calling services
  • Sending feedback; standard return codes success, error and fail
  • Implementing Service Interfaces
  • Synchronous and asynchronous services
  • Using the Service Engine tools
  • ECAs: Event Condition Actions
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