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Creating a Reporting Site using BIRT-An Extension

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

In the previous article How to Create a Reporting Site

In this article series by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will be looking at :

  • Bug Status- A Report to show open issues compared to all bugs
  • Developer issues reports-this report will accomplish two things—shows us a Pie Chart showing fixed versus non-fixed bugs and gives us a list of bugs in an open status assigned to that developer.
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Managing Certificates from 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 a secure communication system, and make sure all certificates can be generated and transferred securely to remote systems before they can be fully authenticated within the infrastructure.

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Organizing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010: An Extension

by Mark Polino | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Dynamics GP provides a number of features to better organize the overall system and improve its usefulness for all users.

In the previous article, by Mark Polino, author of the book Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook, we saw the following features:

  • 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

In this article we will look at:

  • Gaining additional reporting control with Account Rollups
  • Remembering processes with an Ad hoc workflow
  • Improving financial reporting clarity by splitting purchasing accounts
  • Speeding up lookups with Advanced Lookups
  • Going straight to the site with Web Links
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Flash 10 Multiplayer Game: Introduction to Lobby and Room Management

by Prashanth Hirematada | July 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Prashanth Hirematada, author of Flash 10 Multiplayer Game Essentials, we will learn all about game lobby and game rooms, the management of which is essential for any multiplayer game.

More specifically, we will learn:

  • States of a game room
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Building Your Hello Mediation Project using IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7

by Salil Ahuja Swami Chandrasekaran | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM Web Development

This article by Swami Chandrasekaran and Salil Ahuja, authors of Application Development for IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7, provides an overview of WESBbased programming fundamentals including Service Message Objects (SMO) and Mediation Flows. It helps us to build our first HelloMediationModule. Instructions are provided to create, implement, and assemble the HelloMediationModule and HelloProcess. These modules are then deployed on the WebSphere Process Server, which is a part of the WID Unit Test Environment.

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Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 with Visual Studio

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 can be used to create applications that are useful for a number of business uses such as: Portable applications; Occasionally connected clients and embedded applications and devices. SQL Server Compact differs from other SQL Servers in that there is just one file which can be password protected and features 128-bit file level encryption. It is referential integrity compliant; supports multiple connections; has transactions support with rich data types.

In this tutorial by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, various scenarios where you may need to connect to SQL Server Compact using Visual Studio IDE (both 2008 and 2010) are described in detail. Connecting to SQL Server Compact 4.5 using Visual Studio 2010 Express (free version of Visual Studio) is also described. The connection is the starting point for any database related program and therefore mastering the connection task is crucial to work with the SQL Server Compact.

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Interview with Grady Brett Beaubouef—Author of Maximize Your Investment

by Grady Brett Beaubouef | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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Grady Brett Beaubouef, author of Maximize Your Investment: 10 Key Strategies for Effective Packaged Software Implementations, is a project manager and solution architect for enterprise packaged software solutions. He has over seventeen years of packaged software implementation experience across several implementation roles include Project Manager, Solution Architect, Functional Lead, Technical Lead, Business Analyst, Software Quality Analyst, and Trainer, and also worked in a thought leadership role for the top business software maker focusing on implementation methodologies, project assessments, and accelerated implementation services. Brett has a B.S. in Computer Science from LSU and is both a Project Manager Professional (2004) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (1995).

In the following interview Grady Brett Beaubouef has shared his experience as an author with Packt Publishing.

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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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