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iNotes and Sametime—Chatting from the Web

by Marie L. Scott Thomas Duff | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

If you’re running the web version of the Notes e-mail system known as iNotes, you can easily have Sametime up and running just by signing on to your e-mail file via a web browser. And, if you’re used to running the embedded version of Sametime in the Notes client, you’ll hardly be able to tell the difference.

In this article, by Marie L. Scott & Thomas Duff, authors of IBM Lotus Sametime 8 Essentials you’ll learn how to:

  • Set the Sametime preference in iNotes.
  • Log into Sametime from iNotes.
  • Chat with others using Sametime from iNotes
  • Display the Sametime contacts in the iNotes sidebar.
  • Add new contacts to Sametime in iNotes.
  • Set and change your availability status in Sametime for iNotes.
  • Launch the Help files for Sametime in iNotes.
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Integrating Discussions, Wiki, and Blog with Oracle WebCenter

by Ashok Aggarwal | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Oracle WebCenter Suite is the industry's most comprehensive enterprise portal platform designed for business users, unified with business applications, Enterprise 2.0 services, and social communities. It incorporates Web 2.0 content, collaboration, and communication services. However, without proper guidance on developing performance-critical enterprise applications, it is easy to make the wrong design and technology decisions.

In this article by Ashok Aggarwal, author of Web 2.0 Solutions with Oracle WebCenter 11g, we will do the following:

  • Walk you through creating a custom WebCenter application that leverages the Discussions Service
  • Present a handful of task flows
  • Show you where to find key pieces of information required to configure your Discussions Service connection in your custom application
  • Learn how to integrate a custom WebCenter application with the Wiki and Blog Services, specifically, using an IFrame and using the Web Clipping Portlet
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Using Templates to Display Channel Content in ExpressionEngine

by Leonard Murphy | September 2010 | MySQL Content Management PHP

In this two-part article series by Leonard Murphy, author of Building Websites with Expression Engine 2.X, you will take an existing website that was written outside of ExpressionEngine and adapt it to ExpressionEngine. In the first part you created your own channel with fields customized to the content that you will be displaying.

In this article you will be:

  • Using templates to display your channel content
  • Creating a 404 page for visitors who get lost on your site
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OpenStreetMap: Gathering Data using GPS

by Jonathan Bennett | September 2010 | Open Source

OpenStreetMap is a diverse project with hundreds of thousands of people contributing data and making use of it in different ways. As a result, many of the resources that mappers have created and use are scattered around the Internet, but the project data and much of the documentation is hosted at openstreetmap.org, on servers operated by the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

As a crowdsourced project, OpenStreetMap is heavily reliant on having an active community participate in the project, and there are probably as many tools and websites aimed at allowing mappers to communicate and collaborate as there are for mapping and using the data. Mappers have created many different ways of sharing information, based on personal preference and the kind of information involved.

In this article by Jonathan Bennett, author of the book OpenStreetMap, we'll look at the tools and techniques used by the OpenStreetMap community to gather data using GPS, and upload it to the website, including:

  • What the Global Positioning System is, and how it works
  • How to set up your GPS receiver for surveying
  • How to get the best signal, and more accurate positioning
  • How to tell a good GPS trace from a bad one
  • Ways of ensuring your survey is comprehensive
  • Other ways of recording information while surveying

We'll also look at a couple of ways of gathering information without needing a GPS receiver.

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Linking Your Customers to Your SugarCRM

by Angel Magaña Michael Whitehead | September 2010 | Open Source

SugarCRM is a popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. It is available in both free open source and commercial versions, making it an ideal way for small or medium-size businesses to try out a CRM system without committing large sums of money.

In this article by Angel Magaña and Michael Whitehead, authors of the book Implementing SugarCRM 5.x, we will discuss important topics, such as capturing customer leads and requests for information from the public website directly within the CRM system, efficiently tracking customer service requests, and related product/service flaws to improve customer satisfaction. We will also discuss the development of a customer self-service portal in conjunction with the CRM system to allow clients to file or monitor their own service cases.

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SEO with Kentico CMS 5

by M. L. Srinivasan | September 2010 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Web Development

In order to make our site successful, we need to attract and retain site visitors. SEO is a method of site analysis and best practices for building web pages that are easily discovered and indexed by search engines. SEO is used to make our content more relevant and easily read by search engines and their crawling and indexing software. Successful SEO makes it easier for both existing and potential customers to find your website. Fundamentally, SEO is about having your URL added to a search provider's database and appearing favorably in their search results. Well executed SEO is a process of making reasonable ongoing assumptions, following consistent practices, and includes continual site review and changes. SEO is constantly evolving and best practices are a big part. In this article by Thom Robbins, author of Kentico CMS 5 Website Development, let's look at some of the best practices that you can use when managing your site.

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Oracle WebCenter 11g: Portlets

by Plinio Arbizu | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

A portlet is a component of software that can be part of a page. In consequence, a page can be enriched by many portlets allowing us to grab the contents of various sources of data. This article by Plinio Arbizu, author of Web 2.0 Solutions with Oracle WebCenter 11g, will help us to understand the concept associated with this technology and how it can apply to our projects with Oracle WebCenter.

During this article, you will learn the following:

  • JSF specification concepts
  • The types of portlets you can build with WebCenter
  • Developing a portlet using ADF
  • Integrating portlets with custom Applications
Read Oracle WebCenter 11g: Portlets in full

Ubuntu Server and WordPress in 15 Minutes Flat

by Christer Edwards | September 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source Web Development WordPress

This article by Christer Edwards outlines how to install Ubuntu Server from scratch, install and configure the LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) packages and get the Wordpress blogging software installed and configured in under 15 minutes. It may take more than that time to initially read the article, but after you've given it a once-over and have the required components ready, you'll be able to install a machine from scratch and have your own blog up and running in 15 minutes!

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Getting Started with OpenStreetMap

by Jonathan Bennett | September 2010 | Open Source

OpenStreetMap is a diverse project with hundreds of thousands of people contributing data and making use of it in different ways. As a result, many of the resources that mappers have created and use are scattered around the Internet, but the project data and much of the documentation is hosted at openstreetmap.org, on servers operated by the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

As a crowdsourced project, OpenStreetMap is heavily reliant on having an active community participate in the project, and there are probably as many tools and websites aimed at allowing mappers to communicate and collaborate as there are for mapping and using the data. Mappers have created many different ways of sharing information, based on personal preference and the kind of information involved.

In this article by Jonathan Bennett, author of the book OpenStreetMap, we'll cover:

  • The main features of openstreetmap.org—the main website for the project
  • Creating and personalizing an account on openstreetmap.org
  • Using the map viewer and the tools associated with it
  • Using the documentation in the OpenStreetMap wiki
  • Communicating with the OpenStreetMap community using mailing lists, forums, IRC, and other channels
Read Getting Started with OpenStreetMap in full

Moodle 2.0: What's New in Add a Resource

by Mary Cooch | September 2010 | Moodle Open Source

In this article by Mary Cooch, Moodle 2.0 First Look, we will take a look at the drop-down menu, Add a resource, which appears on our course pages when we have the editing turned on. We will investigate how it has changed in Moodle 2.0

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A Guide for Migrating Data to the Cloud

by Daniel Cawrey | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Web Development

For most people who work in IT, the idea of cloud migration is a bit concerning. One of the biggest issues is that the field of cloud computing is still so new that there is actually scant data on proper procedures and techniques in order to perform a so-called “cloud cutover”. In order to convert information over to a cloud environment, you’ve got to have your ducks in a row. This article by Daniel Cawrey is an outline of what you need to do when preparing to migrate to a cloud environment.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Development Tools

by David A. Studebaker | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The key goal of this article by David Studebaker, author of Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, is to gain an overall view of NAV as an application software system. We're not going to study its functional operation, but gain a basic understanding of the process flow of the system. We also want to have a good understanding of the structural "style" of the software, so that our enhancements are designed for a better fit.

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Code Analysis and Debugging Tools in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

by David A. Studebaker | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In the previous article, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Development Tools, we gained an overall view of NAV as an application software system.

The goal of this article by David Studebaker, author of Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, is to learn about many of the debugging tools and techniques available to the NAV developer. As it has been pointed out, "Without programmers, there are no bugs." As we are all developers and therefore a primary source of bugs, we need to be knowledgeable about the tools we can use to stamp out those bugs. Fortunately, NAV has a good arsenal of such tools.

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Sharing Content in WordPress Top Plugins—A Sequel

by Brandon Corbin | September 2010 | Open Source WordPress

In the Previous article, Sharing Content in WordPress Top Plugins, we covered details about sharing content in WordPress Top Plugins

This article, by Brandon Corbin, author of WordPress Top Plugins, is a continuation of the previous article specifying more details about sharing content in WordPress Top Plugins

In this article we'll cover:

  • Feedburner Feedsmith
  • SendIt
  • Subscribe-Remind
  • Sociable
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Installing and Setting up JavaFX for NetBeans and Eclipse IDE

by Vladimir Vivien | September 2010 | Cookbooks Java Web Development

This article by Vladimir Vivien, author of JavaFX 1.2 Application Development Cookbook, details the installation instructions to get your environment set up.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing the JavaFX SDK
  • Setting up JavaFX for the NetBeans IDE
  • Setting up JavaFX for the Eclipse IDE
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