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Handling Authentication

by Josephus Callaars | December 2013 | Cookbooks Open Source Web Development

In this article by Josephus Callaars, author of Zend Framework 2 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Understanding Authentication methods
  • Setting up a simple database Authentication

In this article we will talk about the different methods of authentication and we will show you some examples on how to authenticate and how to create your own authentication method.

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Joomla! Template System

by Paweł Frankowski | December 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article, by Pawel Frankowski, the author of Joomla! 3 Template Essentials, provides an overview of the concepts that we use in Joomla!. Joomla! is an open source web content management system, and as such, it is free to download, modify, and use.

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Building Queries

by Kévin Dunglas | December 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Kévin Dunglas, the author of the book Persistence in PHP with Doctrine ORM, will leverage some very important parts of Doctrine: Doctrine Query Language(DQL), entity repositories, and the Query Builder.

We will cover the following aspects in this article:

  • Optimizing the Comment feature

  • Creating a page to filter the posts with the help of tags

  • Displaying the number of comments of a post on the home page

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Managing IBM Cognos BI Server Components

by Khalid Mehmood Awan | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Khalid Mehmood Awan, author of IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials, we will go through all the Cognos components and architecture of IBM Cognos. When it comes to enterprise software, it must involve proper planning, design, and implementation for its success. IBM Cognos is a similar software that has been divided into multiple components, where each component has its dedicated responsibility that makes it easy to handle.

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Creating Your First Campaign

by Ben Griffith | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article, by Ben Griffith, the Author of Marketing Automation with Eloqua, walks through setting up a basic digital campaign in Eloqua to send an e-mail. The user interface is introduced, and many of the common tools used in Eloqua are touched upon.

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Logging Capabilities

by Gennadiy Alpaev | December 2013 | Cookbooks

Testing automation is a tricky and complex area of computer science, as it requires not only experience in both testing and programming, but also knowing some specifics of using Graphical User Interface (GUI). TestComplete is one of the tools which supports testing of software developed on different platforms and application types (.NET, Win32, Java, Delphi, Web, and so on), at the same time using similar techniques for all of them, thus simplifying process of automation by software testers. In this article by Gennadiy Alpaev, author of TestComplete Cookbook, we will cover several topics related to TestComplete log including working with screenshots.

One of the most important feature in every automation tool is logging capabilities. Well-implemented test logs allow easy discovery, help to fix script problems, and identify reasons for failure. In this article, we will discuss frequently used log features and issues one may face while working with TestComplete.

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Why Hudson?

by Lloyd H. Meinholz | December 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Lloyd H. Meinholz, the author of the book "Hudson 3 Essentials" has given a detailed description about Hudson 3 and its properties. Hudson is an open source Java-based web application that executes and monitors jobs. These jobs are typically builds that may produce test results and/or build artifacts. Hudson is maintained as two separate projects: the Hudson core and the Hudson plugins. Hudson core is the web application with several key plugins and is maintained by core Hudson committers. Hudson plugins provide additional functionality to Hudson and are maintained by other Hudson community members.

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Installation of Oracle VM VirtualBox on Linux

by Pradyumna Dash | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

This article by Pradyumna Dash, the author of Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox, has explained the installation of VM virtualbox on Linux. This article provides the information and steps to install and configure VirtualBox on Linux, and also detailed steps to start, update, and remove VirtualBox from the Linux OS.

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Using Advanced Host Configurations and Opsview Pro Features

by Alan Wijntje | December 2013 | Open Source

This article by Alan Wijntje, the author of the book Monitoring with Opsview, gives us information about some of the advanced configurations and other features that Opsview offers us to improve our monitoring setup.

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CodeIgniter MVC – The Power of Simplicity!

by Eli Orr Yehuda Zadik | November 2013 | PHP Web Development

In this article by Eli Orr and Yehuda Zadik, the authors of the book Programming with CodeIgniter MVC, the authors would like to share with you initially, his personal wisdom based on many years of experience with various technologies, where CI fits well to my wisdom conclusion. In the last 30 years I was deeply in many software development projects in the rule of a lead developer, system architect, and product manager. One common conclusion I have found, is:

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Touch Events

by Alexander Dickson | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Alexander Dickson, the author of the book "Instant Website Touch Integration", has covered in detail about touch events. Touch events allow your website to respond to users' fingers, thus, giving a whole new dimension to foster creative user interactions. Mastering touch events allow you to make your website usable in a way not possible with the standard desktop input peripherals.

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Apache Solr PHP Integration

by Jayant Kumar | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

Search is an integral part of any web application that is built today. Whether it is a content site, a job site, an ecommerce site or any other website, search plays a very important role in helping the user locate the information that he is looking for. As a developer it is imperative to provide the user of the website all the possible tools for searching and narrowing down to the required information. Apache Solr is a full text search engine which provides a large list of features for search. PHP is the preferred programming language for building websites.

This article written by Jayant Kumar, author of the book Apache Solr PHP Integration, will make the integration between Apache Solr and PHP easy for you. We will start with Solr installation. Look at how Solr can be integrated with PHP. And then explore the features provided by Solr through PHP code. After going through the book, you should be able to integrate almost all features provided by Solr into your PHP applications.

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Drawing and Drawables in Android Canvas

by Mir Nauman Tahir | November 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Mir Nauman Tahir, the author of the book Learning Android Canvas, our goal is to learn about the following:

  • Drawing on a Canvas
  • Drawing on a View
  • Drawing on a SurfaceView
  • Drawables
  • Drawables from resource images
  • Drawables from resource XML
  • Shape Drawables
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Creating Blog Content in WordPress

by Aaron Hodge Silver Karol Król | November 2013 | Content Management e-Commerce Open Source PHP WordPress

This article has been created by Karol Król and Aaron Hodge Silver, the author of WordPress 3.7 Complete Third Edition.

Now that your WordPress installation is up and running, you are ready to start creating content. In this article, you'll learn how to control all the information associated with a post, not just the title and content, but also images and media.

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Viewing on Mobile Devices

by Will Hacker | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Will Hacker, the author of the Mobile Prototyping with Axure 7, we will learn about getting our work on the mobile devices. The main reason for creating a prototype is to exercise a design idea to see if it matches the expectations of stakeholders and can be easily used by the people for whom we are designing. If it doesn't, and we fail, that's OK. That's why we make prototypes. Failing fast and learning from that are important parts of iterative design.

In this article we'll look at:

  • Publishing prototypes to AxShare
  • Creating home screen icons
  • Creating app splash pages
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