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Geronimo Plugins

by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru | November 2009 | Java Open Source

Apache Geronimo provides a mechanism for users to extend its functionality through plugins. In this article by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru, we will explore how to extend the functionality of Apache Geronimo, by using Geronimo plugins. In fact, all of the Java EE functionality in Apache Geronimo is installed as plugins. For example, the web services functionality is provided through the Axis, Axis2, and CXF plugins. EJB functionality is provided through the OpenEJB plugin, and so on. Therefore, if you want to extend the server to provide new functionality, such as job scheduling, then you can write a plugin to integrate a scheduler (such as Quartz) into Apache Geronimo. There are also a large number of plugins available for Apache Geronimo already. We will also cover the custom server assemblies feature in this article. This feature will enable you to export custom server assemblies, from either the server's Administration Console or the command-line shell. In this article, you will learn about:

  • Developing and installing Apache Geronimo plugins
  • Extending the Administration Console through plugins
  • Creating custom server assemblies
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RESTful Java Web Services Design

by Jose Sandoval | November 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Java

In this article by Jose Sandoval, we will move into the world of design for fully complaint RESTul web services. We usually talk about creating web services that are noun dependent as opposed to verb dependent. In this article we will look at what that means in terms of the design process by designing a blogging application.

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CodeIgniter 1.7 and Objects

by David Upton | November 2009 | MySQL PHP Web Development

In this article by Jose Argudo Blanco and David Upton, we will see how CodeIgniter actually works, "under the hood". This article introduces a bit on object-oriented programming and how CodeIgniter makes use of it, including the use of the CI super object, and how we can modify and use. Here, we will also understand why things happen in certain ways, as opposed to just knowing that they do.

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RESTful Web Service Implementation with RESTEasy

by Jose Sandoval | November 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Java

In this article by Jose Sandoval, we implement the web service requirements we outlined in the previous article on RESTful Web Services Design, with the RESTEasy framework. RESTEasy is not only a RESTful framework, but is also JBoss's umbrella project that provides other frameworks to build RESTful web services. As part of the REST facilities, RESTEasy fully implements the JAX-RS specification. Subsequently, we only look at how we use RESTEasy to implement RESTful web services. At the time of this writing, the released version is 1.1GA.

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CISSP: Vulnerability and Penetration Testing for Access Control

by M. L. Srinivasan | November 2009 | Networking & Telephony

This article by M.L.Srinivasan, covers concepts related to vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

In this article, we'll focus on IT vulnerabilities, the impact due to compromise, and the overall cycle of vulnerability and penetration tests. We'll also discuss some of the emerging standards in terms of vulnerability naming systems such as Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), which is a dictionary for vulnerability names; and Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Tabs in jQuery UI 1.7

by Dan Wellman | November 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Dan Wellman, we will look at the tabs component of jQuery UI; a simple but effective means of presenting structured content in an engaging and interactive widget.

In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • The default implementation of the widget
  • How the CSS framework targets tab widgets
  • How to apply custom styles to a set of tabs
  • Configuring tabs using their options
  • Built-in transition effects for content panel changes
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Developing a REST based Web Service

by Nicholas Floyd | November 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services

REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is an architecture for distributed hypermedia systems. The World Wide Web is possibly the best known implementation of this architecture style. The term "REST" was coined and described by a dissertation written by Roy Fielding in 2000. This article by Nicholas Floyd covers the architecture which contains four basic constructs that address common concerns such as: scalability, generalized interfaces and resources, and patternized approaches for manipulation of resources.

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CISSP: Security Measures for Access Control

by M. L. Srinivasan | November 2009 | Networking & Telephony

This article by M.L.Srinivasan, covers concepts related to access control, methodologies and techniques, authentication, and access-related attacks and countermeasures.

Access control, as the name implies, is the domain that deals with controlling access to information and the associated information system assets such as computers, networks, data center, etc. As with the overall objective of information security, access control is to preserve the CIA of information assets by way of administrative, technical (logical), and physical controls.

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Extending Tabs in jQuery UI 1.7

by Dan Wellman | November 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Dan Wellman, we will look at the tabs component of jQuery UI; a simple but effective means of presenting structured content in an engaging and interactive widget.

In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Controlling tabs using their methods
  • Custom events defined by tabs
  • AJAX tabs
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Most Wanted Apache MyFaces Trinidad 1.2 Tags and Tag Attributes

by David Thomas | November 2009 | Web Development

This article by David Thomas discusses the Trinidad tags and their attributes in a structured manner. The reader will gain an insight into the design of Trinidad allowing them to draw an efficient mental map of the library and an effective selection and application of tags. More concretely, the following topics are covered:

  • An overview of the XHTML-focused Trinidad namespace trh
  • An overview of the central Trinidad namespace tr
  • An orientation and classification on the attributes supported by Trinidad
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Device Management in Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring: Part 1

by | November 2009 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Michael Badger, we will go through the process of discovering and modeling devices to build an inventory of the network.

We'll start this article by fine tuning our device inventory through manually adding devices to our inventory. Then we'll take a look at the main device status view and perform some routine device administration tasks. The second half of the article demonstrates the available monitoring protocols that Zenoss uses to model the devices.

We'll continue to demonstrate features using the Mill Race network, but feel free to substitute your own devices in the examples given in this article. By the time we finish this article, we'll have a detailed model of our networks.

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Joomla! with Flash: Flashy Templates, Headers, Banners, and Tickers: Part 1

by Suhreed Sarkar | November 2009 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP

In this two-part article by Suhreed Sarkar, we are going to use Flash for decorating our Joomla! site. On completion of this article you will be able to use:

  • Flash-based templates for your Joomla! website
  • Flash logos
  • Flash headers
  • Flash banners
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A Short Tour through NAV 2009: Part 1

by David A. Studebaker | November 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this three-part article by David Studebaker, we will take a short tour through NAV 2009. Our path will be along the following trail:

  • NAV 2009 from a functional point of view as an ERP system
  • What's new in NAV 2009
  • Definitions of terms as used in NAV
  • The C/SIDE development environment and tools
  • A development introduction to the various NAV object types
  • Other useful NAV development information

Your goal in this article is to gain a reasonably complete, "big picture" understanding of NAV. When you complete this article, you should be able to communicate to a business manager or owner about the capabilities NAV can provide to help them manage their firm.

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