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Liferay Mail and SMS Text Messenger Portlet

by Jonas X. Yuan | March 2009 | Content Management Java Open Source

As an administrator of an intranet website, you are required to provide an environment for employees to enjoy mailing, SMS text messaging with others. In this article by Jonas X. Yuan, we will discuss how to manage emails and then focus on SMS text messenger.

In this article we will learn how to:

  • Manage (check, delete, forward, reply, search) mails.
  • Set up mail portlet.
  • Manage SMS text messenger portlet.
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Developing Wiki Seek Widget Using Javascript

by Roshan Bhattarai | March 2009 | AJAX PHP Web Development

Since Wikipedia contains articles about many things in different languages. In this article by Roshan Bhattarai, we will learn how to build a web widget which searches Wikipedia for articles related to any particular search keyword.

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Schema Validation using SAX and DOM Parser with Oracle JDeveloper - XDK 11g

by Deepak Vohra | March 2009 | Oracle

XDK 11g provides the Simple API for XML (SAX) and the Document Object Model (DOM) API for parsing an XML document. XDK 11g is included with JDeveloper 11g. XDK 11g parsers DOMParser and SAXParser may be configured for schema validation. In the previous article we discussed validating an XML document with an XML schema using XSDValidator. In this article by Deepak Vohra, we will discuss the procedure to validate an XML document with the SAXParser and the DOMParser.

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Customizing User Activity in Drupal 6 Social Networking

by Michael Peacock | February 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

In the previous article, we saw module installation and how to add extra fields to our user profiles. In this article by Michael Peacock we will look into customizing user activity in Drupal 6 Social Networking.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • About Gravatars(Globally Recognized Avatars) and how to enable them
  • About settings and rules for users
  • How users can track the activity of each other
  • How to allow our users to customize their own blogs
  • More about users, roles, and permissions
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Liferay Chat Portlet

by Jonas X. Yuan | February 2009 | Content Management Java Open Source

As an administrator of an intranet website, you are required to provide an environment for employees to enjoy chatting, instant messaging and others. This article by Jonas X. Yuan will introduce to us, how to enjoy instant messaging.

In this article we will learn how to:

  • Add a participant for chatting.
  • Manage (view and delete) participants in the chat portlet.
  • Start chatting.
  • Set up chat portlet.
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Schema Validation with Oracle JDeveloper - XDK 11g

by Deepak Vohra | February 2009 | Oracle

An XML schema document defines the structure, content, and semantics for XML documents. We know the procedure to create an XML schema in JDeveloper and an XML document instance that conforms to the schema. But if you receive XML documents from another party, the validity of the documents has to be ascertained before the documents may be read and processed. This article by Deepak Vohra is about—validating an XML document with an XML schema. An instance document may be processed against a schema to verify whether the XML document conforms to the rules specified in the schema, a process called schema validation.

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Translations in Drupal 6

by Matt Butcher | February 2009 | AJAX Content Management Drupal Open Source

Drupal offers some enticing JavaScript tools, one of which is jQuery. The theming and behavior capabilities provided by drupal.js are other examples. Along with those cool tools comes a feature that has had a remarkable influence on the success of Drupal, but which provides far less glitz and glamour.

This tragic hero is the translation engine, which will be the subject of this article written by Matt Butcher.

Translations are important—one might even say vital—to the success of Drupal. Consequently, it is imperative that all Drupal developers become familiar with these tools. JavaScript written in Drupal 6 (and in later versions) should be translation-aware.

Here are the things we will cover in this article:

  • Get our bearings in the drupal.js library
  • Enable multi-language capabilities in Drupal
  • Learn the translation functions
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trixbox CE Functions and Features

by Kerry Garrison | February 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

Every commercial PBX system has its own set of advanced features that are activated by key commands, also known as vertical service activation codes. In this article by Kerry Garrison, we will look at the standard and advanced features of trixbox CE. We will even look at how to add our own custom features to the system.

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HTML, PHP, and Content Posting in Drupal 6

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

In the event that you can't find a suitable module to do a task for you, or simply want to create something yourself quickly, it's important to look at how to harness the power of HTML and PHP to get the job done.

If it's layout you are talking about, then HTML is the order of the day. Alternatively, if you want to create some dynamic content that can change depending on the state of your site, or respond to user interaction, then PHP is the way forward. More than likely, you will end up using a combination of both.

Unfortunately, we can't possibly hope to give you a comprehensive introduction into either technology in the space we have here (although we will look over HTML quickly in a moment). However, there are many online resources available to learn about HTML and PHP for free, and we will list a bunch of them throughout this article.

In this article by David Mercer, we will look at how to achieve some fairly useful tasks by way of demonstrating how to create an About us page that will contain links to other useful sites, pictures of the imaginary site team, as well as some dynamic content.

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How to Bridge the Client-Server Gap using AJAX (Part II)

by Jonathan Chaffer Karl Swedberg | February 2009 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

In the first part of this two part series we learned that AJAX methods provided by jQuery can help us to load data in several different formats from the server without a page refresh. In this article by Jonathan Chaffer and Karl Swedberg, we will learn how to deal with common challenges of asynchronous loading techniques, such as keeping handlers bound after a load has occurred and loading data from a third-party server.

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Creating New Types of Plone Portlets

by Jon Stahl | February 2009 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

Plone's portlet system makes it easy to place chunks of additional information on your site. Plone ships with a variety of built-in portlets, and you can easily create custom portlets that meet your particular needs. You can associate portlets with different sections of your site, with different content types, and with different groups of users. In this article by Jon Stahl, we will look at creating new types of protlets.

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XPath Support in Oracle JDeveloper - XDK 11g

by Deepak Vohra | February 2009 | Oracle

XML documents can be used for the transfer of data. The data in an XML document may be retrieved either with the JAXP (Java API for XML Processing) DOM and SAX APIs, or with the JAXP XPath API. Addressing an XML document with XPath has the advantage that a single node may be selected directly without iterating over a node set. In this article by Deepak Vohra, we will explore XPath Support in Oracle JDeveloper - XDK 11g.

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Working with JavaScript in Drupal 6: Part 2

by Matt Butcher | February 2009 | AJAX Content Management Drupal Open Source

In the previous part of the article, we saw how Drupal handles JavaScript and we created a JavaScript tool.

In this part by Matt Butcher, we're going to:

  • Create a simple theme
  • Add JavaScript to a theme
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Managing Users and their Profiles in Drupal 6 Social Networking

by Michael Peacock | February 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

With our social networking site ready to accept user content, and our roles set up to allow groups of users to contribute to and use our network in different ways, it is time to focus more on our users–specifically, managing users and the settings associated with them, and providing them with tools and options to improve their experience on the site.

In this article by Michael Peacock, you will learn:

  • How to install the needed modules
  • How to add extra fields to user profiles
  • About users, roles, and permissions
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Working with JavaScript in Drupal 6: Part 1

by Matt Butcher | February 2009 | AJAX Content Management Drupal Open Source

In this article by Matt Butcher, we will be working with JavaScript inside of a Drupal environment. We will begin by exploring how JavaScript is included in Drupal pages, and then create our first script for Drupal. While we're not going to cover the basics of the JavaScript language (there are already lots of available resources on the topic), the code we create here will be simple and straightforward.

The purpose of this article is to cover the basics on how JavaScript can be used within Drupal 6. In that regard, this article will serve as a foundation for future JavaScript development. Here are the topics that we're going to cover:

  • Serving JavaScript from Drupal
  • Creating a first script
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