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Creating Visually Rich Activities for Special Kids in Moodle 1.9

by Vanesa S. Olsen | July 2010 | Moodle Open Source

In this article, We will work with many web pages that offer images and sounds, interactive assignments, and Inkscape, in order to create attractive exercises in Moodle.

In this article by Vanesa S. Olsen, author of Moodle 1.9 for Teaching Special Education Children (5-10): Beginner's Guide  we will learn:

  • Create a scene using many layers and different tools
  • Create activities to drag-and-drop words inside a scene
  • Use pictures, zones, elements, layers, words, and colors to evaluate the children's association capabilities and the reverse thinking process
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Teaching Special Kids How to Write Simple Sentences and Paragraphs using Moodle 1.9

by Vanesa S. Olsen | July 2010 | Moodle Open Source

We can guide children to write simple sentences and paragraphs by creating different kinds of activities. Additionally, we can use many different applications to allow the student to record the sentence instead of writing it. This way, it is possible to evaluate their skills and to create motivating exercises to offer them better guidance to write simpler or more complex sentences.

Reading this article written  by Vanesa S. Olsen, author of Moodle 1.9 for Teaching Special Education Children (5-10): Beginner's Guide we will learn the following:

  • Preparing and recording a sentence with many predefined words
  • Record, encode, and upload digitalized voice as a result of a Moodle exercise
  • Prepare images that combine clipart pictures with geometric shapes
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Associating Images with Words in Moodle 1.9 for Special kids

by Vanesa S. Olsen | July 2010 | Moodle Open Source

In this article, we create many visually rich activities combining text and pictures.

In this article by Vanesa S. Olsen, author of Moodle 1.9 for Teaching Special Education Children (5-10): Beginner's Guide   we will learn:

  • Learn how to combine images with sounds to represent real-life situations
  • Create activities to write sentences according to visual and sound resources
  • Improve simple writing and composing skills
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Understanding ShapeSheet™ in Microsoft Visio 2010

by David John Parker | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by David J. Parker, author of Microsoft Visio 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation, we will discuss Microsoft Visio ShapeSheet™ and the key sections, rows, and cells, along with the functions available for writing ShapeSheet™ formulae, where relevant for structured diagrams.

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Tcl: Handling Email

by Piotr Beltowski Wojciech Kocjan | July 2010 | Open Source

This article by Wojciech Kocjan and Piotr Beltowski, authors of the book Tcl 8.5 Network Programming, teaches you how to send e-mails from Tcl, build e-mails containing HTML and various kinds of messages. It also discusses how to retrieve, parse, and process e-mail messages.

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Fine Tune the View layer of your Fusion Web Application

by Jobinesh Purushothaman | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Java Oracle

Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) is an end to end enterprise application development framework built on Java and Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) technology stack. This is based on standard patterns and proven technologies, built with a motive of simplifying the technology complexity. Oracle ADF follows Model-View-Controller design (MVC) pattern, by adding definite roles to each layer.

A 'Fusion Web Application' is an enterprise web application built using ADF Faces for the view, ADF Model for data binding, and ADF Page Flow for the controller and ADF Business Components for business services. This article by Jobinesh Purushothaman, discusses basic guidelines on how to improve the performance and scalability of the view layer of a Fusion Web Application.

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Organizing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010

by Mark Polino | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Mark Polino, author of the book Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook, we will look at:

  • Speeding up account entry with Account Aliases
  • Gaining visibility with Horizontal Scroll Arrows
  • Streamlining payables processing by prioritizing vendors
  • Getting clarity with User Defined fields
  • Developing connections with Internet User Defined fields

These recipes are designed to help administrators get more out of Dynamics GP for their users by organizing Dynamics GP.

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Tools and Techniques for Solving Least Privilege Security Problems

by Russell Smith | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

There may be situations where you need to support standard users and have no choice but to temporarily grant administrative privileges. This article by Russell Smith, author of Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP, includes information about tools and techniques that can be used to solve Least Privilege Security problems.

In this article we'll learn to:

  • Set up a system for temporarily granting administrative privileges to standard users for support purposes
  • Use Task Scheduler to run common processes without the need to elevate privileges
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Java in Oracle Database

by Nataraju Neeluru | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Java Oracle

In this article by Nataraju Neeluru, we will try to get some understanding of what the Oracle database offers for Java and the Java developers. We will not go into the details of any particular feature or tool, because there are too many to discuss here. Instead, we will just have an overview of the support for Java in Oracle database, and how it can be used. In other words, we will focus more on what things are available, rather than how to do those things.

We will familiarize ourselves with:

  • Various things that Oracle database offers by means of an embedded Java runtime
  • How Java stored procedures can be used to extend the PL/SQL world to Java
  • How SQL, PL/SQL and Java can work with each other.
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Using Javascript Effects to enhance your Joomla! website for Visitors

by Richard Carter | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

With the widespread empowering of website owners being able to manage their own website's content, there are a huge number of content management systems available. Joomla! is one of the most popular of these content management systems with a large user base and active community who are constantly working to improve Joomla! for new and future users.

In this article by Richard Carter, author of Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook , we will learn :

  • Including a JavaScript file in your Joomla! template
  • Tips and tricks on minimizing page load time when using JavaScript
  • Maximizing backward compatibility with JavaScript
  • Providing Internet Explorer 6 with transparent PNG support in your Joomla! template
  • Installing the jQuery JavaScript library in Joomla!
  • Creating an image slideshow with JavaScript in Joomla!
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Extending Applications in Tcl

by Piotr Beltowski Wojciech Kocjan | July 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Wojciech Kocjan and Piotr Beltowski, authors of the book Tcl 8.5 Network Programming, we will see how to create extensible applications using Tcl-based modules.

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Maintaining Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010

by Mark Polino | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Maintaining Dynamics GP is an important part of keeping the system healthy. In this article by Mark Polino, author of the book Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook, we will look at some common maintenance items including:

  • Preventing entry of wrong dates by Closing Periods
  • Improving performance by adjusting AutoComplete settings
  • Cleaning up Accounts Receivable with Paid Transaction Removal
  • Providing correct tax information by Updating 1099 information
  • Maintaining updated code by rolling out Service Packs with Client Updates
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Customizing your Template Using Joomla!1.5

by Richard Carter | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

With the widespread empowering of website owners being able to manage their own website's content, there are a huge number of content management systems available. Joomla! is one of the most popular of these content management systems with a large user base and active community who are constantly working to improve Joomla! for new and future users.

In the first article we have learned How to Style the search Module and Search Component

In the Second article of this article series by Richard Carter, author of Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook we will learn:

  • Customizing the breadcrumb
  • Styling pagination
  • Linking back to the top of your page
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Adding a Random Background Image to your Joomla! Template

by Richard Carter | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

With the widespread empowering of website owners being able to manage their own website's content, there are a huge number of content management systems available. Joomla! is one of the most popular of these content management systems with a large user base and active community who are constantly working to improve Joomla! for new and future users.

In the first article we have learned How to Style the search Module and Search Component

In the Second article we have learned How to Customize your Template

In the third article of the article series by Richard Carter, author of Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook we will learn to Add a random background image to your Joomla! template

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Creating a Catalyst Application in Catalyst 5.8

by Antano Solar John | June 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Antano Solar John, author of Catalyst 5.8: The Perl MVC Framework, we will be creating a basic application. We'll create the skeleton of the application and write some Catalyst actions (Perl code that gets executed on URL requests). Then we'll learn how to use the Template Toolkit (TT) to generate HTML output and finally, connect a SQLite database to Catalyst with DBIx::Class.

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