One of the most dominant Internet services today is the social networking service. A social networking service is an Internet service that models social relationships among people. Essentially it consists of a user profile, his or her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social networking services are web-based and provide various ways for users to interact over the Internet, including sharing content and communications. Facebook is the most dominant social networking service till date, with 400 million active users, 5 billion pieces of content shared each week, and more than 100 million active users concurrently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices. It is also the most widespread, with 70 percent of its users from outside of US, its home market.
According to a report by the Nielsen Company, in January 2010, the amount of time an average person spent on Facebook is more than seven hours per month, which amounts to more than 14 minutes per day. If you lump together the time spent on Google, Yahoo!, YouTube, Bing, Wikipedia, and Amazon, it still doesn't beat Facebook!
In the previous article we designed and created the Facebook clone Colony.
In this article by Chang Sau Sheong, author of the book Cloning Internet Applications with Ruby, we will take a look at the data model used in cloning Facebook.Read Building the Facebook Clone using Ruby in full
This article by Richard J. Reese, author of the book Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions, explores an aspect of Enterprise Architecture that is not written about a great deal. There are as many models for running the EA function as there are opinions about the topic. This article provides a brief introduction to the following topics:
- Setting the EA charter
- Staffing the function
- Sample job descriptions
- Management metrics
These topics are provided as representative samples of how the EA function can be managed within a business or agency. There is no "best way" to organize the EA function. There are, however, some management principles that have worked well for many organizations, and these are presented next.Read Troux Enterprise Architecture: Managing the EA function in full
The previous article, IBM WebSphere MQ commands, illustrated the working and setup of WebSphere MQ.
In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we look at how we manage the MQ Listeners, WebSphere MQ channels and WebSphere MQ queues.Read MQ Listener, Channel and Queue Management in full
More specifically, we'll cover the following:
- Issues with combining scripts
It is wise to update our OpenCart environment to the latest version regularly. It protects our system against security vulnerabilities and allows us to use new features. It is also possible that the new OpenCart version will have several bug fixes.
Moreover, new versions can have new bugs. Because of this, it is a common practice to wait while a version with major changes matures and gets rid of serious bugs with minor release fixes.
In this article by Murat Yilmaz, author of OpenCart 1.4 Beginner's Guide, we shall learn about:
- Making a backup of current OpenCart system
- Downloading the latest OpenCart version
- Uploading the new files to a server
- Running the upgrade script
- Checking whether everything works as expected or not
- Restoring the OpenCart system if an upgrade fails or has serious problems
In this article, by by Bhavin (Vin) Patel, author of Drupal 6 Panels Cookbook, we will cover:
- Making a new front page using Views and Panels
- Creating a node override
- Overriding a node edit form
- Using Panels with feeds
- Using Mini panels
Joomla! is a fantastic way to create a dynamic CMS. Now, you want to go to the next step and interact with your users. Forms are the way you ask questions and get replies. ChronoForms is the extension that lets you do that and this article tells you how.
In this article by Bob Janes, author of the book ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! site Cookbook , we will cover:
- Adding a validated checkbox
- Adding an "other" box to a drop-down
- Sending an SMS message on submission
- Signing up to a newsletter service
- Adding a conversion-tracking script
In this article, by Bhavin (Vin) Patel, author of Drupal 6 Panels Cookbook, we will learn about getting started with Drupal 6 panels. We will specifically cover:
- Setting up Ctools and Panels
- Upgrading from Panels 2 to Panels 3.0
- Adding a custom Panels page
- Adding a custom Panels node
- Adding Mini panels
- Managing pages via the Panels dashboard
In this article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5,we will delve into what a feed is and how to set them up in Lotus Notes. We will also look at how to view feeds. Then we will see how to set up our feeds so that we always receive the latest content from the websites we are interested in.
To summarize, this article will cover:
- What are feeds
- How to add feeds
- Viewing feeds
- How to manage our feeds
This article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5, helps us understand mail in more detail and will assist us with becoming more efficient in how we use Lotus Notes mail. It teaches us to use the basic features of Lotus Notes mail. In this article, we will discuss the following topics:
- Accessing mail in Lotus Notes
- Creating and replying to messages
- Addressing messages
This article covers the benefits and features of Lotus Sametime, which is a built-in chat and presence awareness tool. There are many advantages that come with Sametime. First, it is relatively low cost; it is not like a cell phone call where one is charged by the minute. Another advantage is the ability to see who is available to chat, which is fantastic when we're communicating with people who are outside of their time zone or across the world, or even one floor down in their office building. Sametime is instant because we're online—people can start a chat with someone when they see them online and they can instantly respond.
In this article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5, we will learn:
- What is Sametime
- How to use Sametime
- Understanding availability status
- Adding Sametime contacts
- Chatting with contacts
- The chat window options
- Setting Sametime preferences
- Sametime help
In the previous article by Reynante Martinez, we saw the disintegration effect in Blender's Particle System. In this article we will tackle some more features of Blender's particle system which are as follows:
- Multiple particle systems
In the previous articles, Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System and Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System- A Sequel, by Reynante Martinez, we discussed about the general usage and concepts behind Blender's Particle System and found some cool ways to extend it further. We also discussed several types of the particle system as well as some practical results that can be derived from it like: dust, smoke, fire/flame, bubbles, rock slide animation, and hair/fur/grass.
This time around and as I promised in the previous articles, I'll tackle more advanced usages and features of Blender's particle system which are as follows:
- Disintegration effect
- Multiple particle systems
In most medium to large enterprises, integration developers have to deal with managing multiple initiatives spread over multiple departments. In the WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus (OSB) world, this translates to multiple WebLogic/OSB projects in multiple WebLogic domains. Typically, the integration developers are tasked with project development and testing while the WebLogic administrators are responsible for the deployment and operational support. This handoff is not entirely smooth due to different tools and processes in the development and operational organizations.
WebLogic administrators have to deal with multiple OSB projects. Typically, the OSB project deployment should follow the existing methodology in the enterprise. The operational team should centrally maintain the deployment artifacts, and this should be a different location than the one used by the development team. The deployment itself should be a well-defined procedure with a series of repeatable steps. Further, the set of best practices for the enterprise should be invoked at deployment time. This article by Narayan Bharadwaj, author of BPEL Management with Oracle Enterprise, talks about deploying multiple OSB projects to an OSB environment in a standardized manner. Specifically, this article talks about:
- Step-by-step exercises:
- Viewing the Software Library
- Uploading projects to the Software Library
- Viewing the project deployment procedure
- Scheduling project deployment
The requirements for window management have become quite complex and can only be met by means of an external docking framework, otherwise all these various concerns would need to be coded (and debugged, tested, and maintained) by hand. The NetBeans Platform provides all of these features via its docking framework, known as the NetBeans Window System.
In this two-part article series by Jürgen Petri, author of NetBeans Platform 6.9 Developer's Guide, you will be introduced to the most important topics relating to working with the NetBeans Window System. Not only did you learn how to create new windows, that is, TopComponents, but you also learned how to position them, group them, and extend their persistence. In this article series we will learn:
- How to define views
- How to position views in the main window
- How to customize the default window layout
- How to group views so that they open and close as a unit
- How to change the persistence of views across restarts of the application