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Oracle Web Services Manager: Authentication and Authorization

by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan | August 2008 | BPEL SOA Web Services Oracle

The first step in protecting web services is to authenticate and authorize the web service requests. Authentication in web services is the process of verifying that the user has valid credentials to access the web services and authorization is the process of validating that the authenticated user has appropriate privileges to access the web services. Besides restricting access to users with valid credentials and proper privileges, Oracle WSM can track who accessed which service and when—to provide detailed audit trails. In this article, Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan explores how Oracle Web Services Manager can be leveraged to authenticate and authorize the web services requests.

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Application Development in Visual C++ - The Tetris Application

by Stefan Björnander | August 2008 | .NET Microsoft

Tetris is a classic game. In this article by Stefan Björnander, we will develop a version very similar to the original version. Seven figures of different shapes and colors fall down and the player's job is to move and rotate them into positions so that as many rows as possible are completely filled. When a row is filled, it disappears. Every removed row gives one point.

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Search Engines in ColdFusion

by John Farrar | August 2008 | AJAX Web Development

Knowing where something isn't can be almost as valuable as knowing where something is. If it isn't there, then the time and resources aren't wasted looking in the wrong place. We need to make sure that we have a broad base of methods to manage our future search capabilities. In this article by John Farrar, we will be discussing about the built-in search engine and the custom search engines (Google) in ColdFusion.

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Local User Management in FreeNAS

by Gary Sims | August 2008 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In general, once the FreeNAS server is configured and running, it doesn't really need much attention, it should just work. However, there are lots of different features which can be configured. In this article by Gary Sims, we will see how user management is done in FreeNAS.

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DotNetNuke Skinning: Creating Your First Skin

by Darren Neese | August 2008 | .NET Microsoft Content Management Open Source

The thought of creating your first skin may be intimidating. You may believe that there are steps that will have to be done just right or there's no point even getting started. The fact is that once you understand some simple concepts, skinning is relatively easy. Ultimately, you will need to know your HTML and CSS markup and styling, but that is common in any type of web design you would do anywhere. This article by Darren Neese is geared toward those who have never created a skin, and it will get you over any anxiety you thought you had about creating a skin.

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Using Prototype Property in JavaScript

by Stoyan Stefanov | August 2008 | AJAX Web Development

In this article by Stoyan Stefanov, you'll learn about the prototype property of the function objects. Understanding how the prototype works is an important part of learning the JavaScript language. After all, JavaScript is classified as having a prototype-based object model. There's nothing particularly difficult about the prototype, but it is a new concept and as such may sometimes take some time to sink in. It's one of these things in JavaScript (closures are another) which, once you "get" them, they seem so obvious and make perfect sense. As with the rest of the article, you're strongly encouraged to type in and play around with the examples; this makes it much easier to learn and remember the concepts.

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10 Minute Guide to the Enterprise Service Bus and the NetBeans SOA Pack

by David Salter | August 2008 | Architecture & Analysis BPEL SOA Web Services Java Open Source

Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a standard-based middleware architecture that allows pluggable components to communicate with each other via a messaging system. In this article by David Salter, we will see in brief, the components inside the ESB architecture and how they communicate with each other. We will also look at how NetBeans SOA pack integrates with OpenESB and the various functionalities it offers with regards to the ESB.

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Integrating Twitter and YouTube with MediaWiki

by Richard Carter | August 2008 | MySQL Open Source PHP

Twitter helps to keep in touch with friends despite the distance and profession. For some friends you might require instant mobile updates while for others, you can just check your email. YouTube is a service providing website wherein we can upload, view and share various video clips. In this article by Richard Carter, we will learn to integrate Twitter and YouTube with MediaWiki.

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Adapting to User Devices Using Mobile Web Technology

by Nirav Mehta | August 2008 | MySQL Open Source PHP

In this article by Nirav Mehta,we will learn about Adapting and progressively enhancing POTR application using Wireless Abstraction Library and Evaluating tools that aid in adaption.

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Blogger: Improving Your Blog with Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimization

by | August 2008 | Content Management Java

In this article by Lee Jordon, we are focusing on Google analytics and search engine optimization techniques that work best for blogs. They are as follows:

  • Analyzing Navigation
  • Optimizing your Landing Page
  • Optimizing On-site
  • Optimizing Off-site
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Creating a View with MySQL Query Browser

by Djoni Darmawikarta | August 2008 | MySQL PHP

MySQL Query Browser, one of the open source MySQL GUI tools from MySQL AB, is used for building MySQL database queries visually. In MySQL Query Browser, you build database queries using just your mouse—click, drag and drop!

When you’re creating a query for non-technical users and you don’t want them to see the complexity of the query, you can create a view from the query. Your users can then use the view as a table; for example, they can double-click the view, which will effectively execute its complex query behind the scene.

In MySQL Query Browser, you have two ways to create a view, which Djoni Darmawikarta will demonstrate in this article:

  • From an existing query
  • Writing from scratch manually
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SharePoint: Displaying Data

by Mike Poole | August 2008 | .NET Microsoft

Once we have the data view firmly embedded in our page, it is a breeze to change the way the data looks and operates. In this article by Mike Poole, we will learn to apply nice formatting to data that is displayed on our page. We will learn to do this by making use of Cascading Style Sheets. We will also learn how to format our data automatically, depending on the data values (a technique known as conditional formatting). Then we will learn to filter and sort our data, use formulae to perform calculations, and how to split our data up into multiple pages.

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Functional Testing with JMeter

by Emily H. Halili | August 2008 | Java Open Source

JMeter is a 100% pure Java desktop application. JMeter is found to be very useful and convenient in support of functional testing. Although JMeter is known more as a performance testing tool, functional testing elements can be integrated within the Test Plan, which was originally designed to support load testing. Many other load-testing tools provide little or none of this feature, restricting themselves to performance-testing purposes. Besides integrating functional-testing elements along with load-testing elements in the Test Plan, you can also create a Test Plan that runs these exclusively. In other words, aside from creating a Load Test Plan, JMeter also allows you to create a Functional Test Plan. This flexibility is certainly resource-efficient for the testing project.

In this article by Emily H. Halili, we will give you a walkthrough on how to create a Test Plan as we incorporate and/or configure JMeter elements to support functional testing.

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Writing Tips for Bloggers

by Paul Thewlis | August 2008 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

The phrase "Content is King" may seem like rather an old cliché now, but it still rings true—content is king. In this article by Paul Thewlis, we will look at issues surrounding content creation, and discuss some techniques and methods to help you produce the best content you can. We will discuss some general writing tips for bloggers. Although you may be familiar with some of these already, it is to re-focus your attention on them and ensure that you are applying them as a part of your blogging routine.

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Setting up and Configuring a Liferay Portal

by Jonas X. Yuan | July 2008 | Content Management Java Open Source

Liferay Portal is one of the most mature portal frameworks in the market and offers many benefits. Liferay is backed by a comprehensive professional services network and it offers custom development, training, and support across the world.

As the world's leading open source portal platform, Liferay provides a unified web interface to data and tools scattered across many sources. Within Liferay portal, a portal interface is composed of a number of portlets—self contained interactive elements that are written to a particular standard. Since portlets are developed independently of the portal itself, and loosely coupled with the portal, they are apparently SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture).

Jonas X. Yuan will show how to set up a Liferay portal and then how to configure it.

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