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Implementing AJAX Grid using jQuery data grid plugin jqGrid

by Bogdan Brinzarea Cristian Darie | January 2010 | AJAX PHP

In this article by Audra Hendrix, Bogdan Brinzarea and Cristian Darie, authors of AJAX and PHP: Building Modern Web Applications 2nd Edition, we will discuss the usage of an AJAX-enabled data grid plugin, jqGrid.

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Enhancing the User Experience with PHP 5 Ecommerce: Part 1

by Michael Peacock | January 2010 | e-Commerce PHP

In this three-part article by Michael Peacock, author of PHP 5 e-commerce Development, you will learn how to enhance the user experience by:

  • Allowing customers to search our product catalog effectively
  • Enhancing this search by allowing our customers to filter products Providing wish lists for our customers
  • Generating recommendations for customers based on previous purchases
  • Informing customers when their desired products are back in stock
  • Enabling social aspects such as product ratings and reviews from customers
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Methods for Animation Effects with jQuery 1.4

by Jonathan Chaffer Karl Swedberg | January 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

The jQuery library provides several techniques for adding animation to a web page. These include simple, standard animations that are frequently used and the ability to craft sophisticated custom effects. In this article by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, authors of jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide, we'll closely examine each of the pre-packaged effect methods, revealing all of the mechanisms jQuery has for providing visual feedback to the user.

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Rendering Images in TYPO3 4.3: Part 1

by Dan Osipov | January 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Dan Osipov, author of TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Rendering images using content elements
  • Embedding images in RTE
  • Rendering images using TypoScript
  • Rendering links to files using the tags
  • Creating a gallery using ce_gallery
  • Rendering metadata from a DAM object
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Magento's Architecture: Part 1

by Jamie Huskisson | January 2010 | MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

Magento has a wonderful architecture behind its system. It's a very strict architecture that relies on us knowing where the files should be placed and how to structure our templates and modules. But this is part of what makes Magento a great system, in that it enforces these standards.

Here in this two-part article by Jamie Huskisson, we will learn about this architecture and how it applies to development with Magento. We will learn:

  • Where everything is within Magento
  • What all the base directory files and folders do
  • The basics of how the template system works
  • How modules work within the system
  • How the Zend Framework fits into the equation
  • The best methods for backing up Magento
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Instructional Material using Moodle 1.9: Part 1

by Susan Smith Nash William Rice | January 2010 | Moodle Content Management Open Source

In this two-part article by William Rice and Susan Nash, authors of Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques, we will focus on selecting and organizing instructional material for your course, using Moodle's strengths (interaction/collaboration), and developing a forum-based approach to course development and instruction. It covers recommended forum titles and functions, and provides step-by-step guidance for creating forums, enrolling students, guiding and motivating students, and creating a learning environment.

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Integrating Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1

by Barry Max Rosen | January 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Barry Rosen, we will discuss about the integration of the add-on product—Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr with the typical Notes/Domino infrastructure.

In this article, we will learn about:

  1. Quickr with services for Domino
    • Installing Lotus Quickr
    • Directory integration
    • Integrating Lotus Sametime
    • Application development
  2. Quickr with services for WebSphere Portal
    • Installing Lotus Quickr services
    • Lotus Quickr J2EE directory integration
    • Integrating Sametime for Quickr WebSphere Portal
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TYPO3 for Connecting External APIs: Flicker and Youtube

by Dan Osipov | January 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Dan Osipov, we will see how external services specifically Flickr and YouTube, can be leveraged to expand the system. We pull in files from YouTube and Flickr.

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Packaging a Python Project using doit

by Javier Collado | January 2010 | Open Source

This article by Javier Collado will provide an example of how doit, a task automation tool, can be used for packaging a python project for the Ubuntu distribution that is being hosted at Launchpad using bazaar for version control.

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Build your own Application to access Twitter using Java and NetBeans: Part 1

by Alfonso Romero | January 2010 | Java

In this article by Alfonso Romero, we will discuss how to go about building a custom application for Twitter using Java and NetBeans, instead of using the standard web interface. We will learn how to log into Twitter using our application and also see the last tweet posted by you.

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