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Useful Maven Plugins: Part 2

by Brett Porter Maria Odea Ching | September 2009 | Java Open Source

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Useful Maven Plugins: Part 1

by Brett Porter Maria Odea Ching | September 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by Brett Porter and Maria Odea Ching, we will take a closer look at some of the plugins from two locations: those hosted as part of the Apache Maven project (http://maven.apache.org/plugins/), and a number of plugins from the Codehaus Mojo project (http://mojo.codehaus.org/plugins.html), which is oriented directly towards Maven plugin development.

Where possible, we will apply the plugins to our example application to see how they can be used in practice, and then cover some of the other use cases and best practices for their use.

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Search Engine Optimization using Sitemaps in Drupal 6

by Ben Finklea | September 2009 | MySQL Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Ben Finklea, we will discuss Sitemaps in detail, right from the origin of sitemaps to how they are used to make sure our entire site is crawled by the search engines. We will cover:

  • What sitemaps are and why you should use them
  • How to install sitemaps on your Drupal site
  • How to submit the XML sitemaps to Google
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Simple Item Selector Using jQuery

by K.Vivekanand | September 2009 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

jQuery is good enough to built outstanding web applications without any effort. jQuery is a JavaScript library whose size is only 19KB. In this article by K.Vivekanand, you will learn how to make use of some jQuery plug-ins while building a web application. Specifically, you will learn how to make a simple item selector. You can make use of this application while building a Shopping Cart, or if you want to select a unique item from different items present in your forms.

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Real Content in PHP5 CMS: Part 2

by Martin Brampton | September 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

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Real Content in PHP5 CMS: Part 1

by Martin Brampton | September 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Martin Brampton, he aims to describe a number of specific application areas, discussing the particular issues that arise with implementations. Looking at our framework solution, he will concentrate on one sample extension. It is a very simple text handling mechanism that can be explained in detail. Also, the ways in which the simple text system could be extended will be described.

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Trunks in FreePBX 2.5

by Alex Robar | September 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Alex Robar, we will learn about trunks in FreePBX. We will discuss the following:

  • Various types of trunks allowed by FreePBX
  • Methods for setting up each type of trunk
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Including Charts and Graphics in Pentaho Reports (Part 1)

by Will Gorman | September 2009 | Java Open Source

In this two-part article by Will Gorman, you'll learn how to incorporate charts and graphics into Pentaho Reports. You'll learn about the different types of charts supported, and how to configure them in Pentaho Report Designer. You'll also learn how to populate a chart with various types of data.

In addition to learning all about charts, this article also covers the various methods for including visual information in your report, including embedding images and Java graphics in your report.

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Pentaho Reporting: Building Interactive Reports in HTML

by Will Gorman | September 2009 | Java

It is possible to define highly customized interactive reports within the HTML/JavaScript environment. Pentaho Reporting defines a set of properties, which when specified, allow for rich interactivity between the user and a report. In this article by Will Gorman , you will get an overview of these properties, along with a rich example that demonstrates potential uses.

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Building your First Application with Papervision3D: Part 1

by Jeff Winder Paul Tondeur | September 2009 | Open Source

This article by Jeff Winder & Paul Tondeur will guide you through the steps that lead to building your first Papervision3D application. In this article, we will see a brief introduction on classes and object-oriented programming to help you on your way.

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Managing Student Work using Moodle: Part 1

by Ian Wild | September 2009 | Beginner's Guides Moodle Open Source

In this three-part article by Ian Wild, we shall:

  • Demonstrate how to manage projects and assignments online
  • Learn how to mark student projects online, including specifying your own custom grades
  • Learn how to manage student grades, including grading them on their key skills
  • Show how work can be passed between students and teachers online without resorting to email, burning CDs/DVDs, or students having to bring in work on a memory stick
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