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Creating, Customizing, and Assigning Portlets Automatically for Plone 3.3

by Juan Pablo Giménez Marcos F. Romero | May 2010 | Cookbooks Content Management Open Source Web Development

This article by Juan Pablo Giménez and Marcos F. Romero, authors of Plone 3.3 Products Development Cookbook will give you step-by-step instructions for adding portlets. Portlets are used to provide contextual information about the main contents of a page.

In this article, we will cover:

  • Creating a portlet package
  • Customizing a new portlet according to our requirements
  • Testing portlets
  • Assigning portlets automatically
  • Read Creating, Customizing, and Assigning Portlets Automatically for Plone 3.3 in full

    Personalizing Vim

    by Kim Schulz | May 2010 | Open Source

    In this article,by Kim Schulz, author of Hacking Vim 7.2, we will introduce a list of recipes that will help you personalize Vim in such a way that it becomes your personal favorite.

    You will find recipes for the following personalization tasks:

    • Changing the fonts
    • Changing the color scheme
    • Personal highlighting
    • A more informative status line
    • Toggle menu and toolbar
    • Adding your own menu and toolbar buttons
    • Work area personalization
    Read Personalizing Vim in full

    Customizing Your Vim for work area

    by Kim Schulz | May 2010 | Open Source

    Vim is one of the most powerful open source editors used by programmers and system administrators around the world. While Vim itself is inherently a powerful editor, personalizing it to suit your needs can be a daunting task.

    In this article by Kim Schulz, author of Hacking Vim 7.2, we will cover:

    • Adding a more visual color
    • Adding line numbers
    • Spell checking your language
    • adding helpful tool tips
    • modifying key bindings
    Read Customizing Your Vim for work area in full

    Creating a NHibernate session to access database within ASP.NET

    by Aaron Cure | May 2010 | .NET Open Source

    NHibernate is an open source object-relational mapper, or simply put, a way to rapidly retrieve data from your database into standard .NET objects. This article teaches you how to create NHibernate sessions, which use database sessions to retrieve and store data into the database.

    In this article by Aaron B. Cure, author of Nhibernate 2 Beginner's Guide we'll talk about:

    • What is an NHibernate session?
    • How does it differ from a regular database session?
    • Retrieving and committing data
    • Session strategies for ASP.NET
    Read Creating a NHibernate session to access database within ASP.NET in full

    Manage Your Money with Simple Invoices

    by | May 2010 | MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

    Simple Invoices provides freelancers, non-profits, and small business a user-friendly way to bill customers and track invoices. It's an application for people who don't want the hassle of larger accounting programs, such as GNU Cash, Quicken, or Quickbooks.

    This article on Simple Invoices by Michael Badger, author of Scratch 1.4 Beginner's Guide and Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring, provides an alternative to bulky accounting programs and the haphazard system of managing individual files by providing an intuitive web-based invoicing system. Because it's open source project, you enjoy free access to your software and your invoicing data.

    Read Manage Your Money with Simple Invoices in full

    Data binding from Expression Blend 4 in Silverlight 4

    by Gill Cleeren Kevin Dockx | May 2010 | Microsoft

    In this article series by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx, authors of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

    • Using the different modes of data binding to allow persisting data
    • Data binding from Expression Blend 4
    • Using Expression Blend 4 for sample data generation
    Read Data binding from Expression Blend 4 in Silverlight 4 in full

    Data Manipulation in Silverlight 4 Data Grid

    by Gill Cleeren Kevin Dockx | May 2010 | Microsoft

    In this article by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx, authors of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, we will learn about the following:

    • Displaying data in a customized DataGrid
    • Inserting, updating, and deleting data in a DataGrid
    • Sorting and grouping data in a DataGrid
    Read Data Manipulation in Silverlight 4 Data Grid in full

    An Introduction to Flash Builder 4-Network Monitor

    by | May 2010 | Web Development

    In this article by Ali Raza, we will learn about the brand new premium feature of Adobe Flash Builder 4 called Network Monitor.

    Read An Introduction to Flash Builder 4-Network Monitor in full

    Creating a New Publication using Mobile Database Workbench with Oracle Mobile Server

    by Edmund Tan | May 2010 | .NET

    In this article by Edmund Tan, author of .NET Compact Framework 3.5 Data Driven Applications, we will learn how to create a new publication using the Mobile Database Workbench. We will discuss the following:

    • Creating a new mobile project
    • Adding publication items to your project
    • Adding sequence items to your project
    • Adding a publication to your project
    Read Creating a New Publication using Mobile Database Workbench with Oracle Mobile Server in full

    Introduction to IT Inventory and Resource Management

    by Barzan "Tony" Antal | May 2010 | Open Source

    This article by Barzan "Tony" Antal, author of IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02, presents the importance of IT inventory within any organization or company. It describes some of the must-have features that an automated and centralized solution should provide. OCS Inventory NG comes into the picture saving the day and selecting many of those checkboxes.

    Read Introduction to IT Inventory and Resource Management in full

    How does OCS Inventory NG meet our needs?

    by Barzan "Tony" Antal | May 2010 | Open Source

    This article by Barzan "Tony" Antal, author of IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02, presents the importance of IT inventory within any organization or company. It describes some of the must-have features that an automated and centralized solution should provide. OCS Inventory NG comes into the picture saving the day and selecting many of those checkboxes.

    Read Introduction to IT Inventory and Resource Management here.

    Read How does OCS Inventory NG meet our needs? in full

    Securing our Applications using OpenSSO in GlassFish Security

    by Masoud Kalali | May 2010 | Open Source

    OpenSSO is the answer to many complexities that have emerged during recent years because of the complexity and dynamicity of the security functionality required for software systems. The complexity in software security increases as a result of the increase in complexity of security requirements of the target business that the software should drive and diversity in the integration between different partner's software systems that collaborate to complete a client request.

    In this article by Masoud Kalali, author of GlassFish Security, we will discuss how to go about securing our application using OpenSSO.

    Read Securing our Applications using OpenSSO in GlassFish Security in full

    Creating your First Complete Moodle Theme

    by Paul James Gadsdon | May 2010 | Moodle Open Source

    In this article by Paul James Gadsdon, author of Moodle 1.9 Theme Design: Beginner's Guide, we will cover the following topics:

    • Creating a new theme
    • Time for action – copying the standard theme
    • Time for action – setting a parent theme
    • Copying the header and footer files
    • Time for action – copying the header.html and footer.html files
    • Theme folder housework
    • Time for action – creating our stylesheet
    • Time for action – deleting CSS files that we don't need
    • Let's make some changes
    • Time for action – checking our setup
    • Time for action – one more change
    • Another theme setup
    • Time for action – preparing our new theme
    Read Creating your First Complete Moodle Theme in full

    MySQL Cluster Management : Part 2

    by Alex Davies | May 2010 | Cookbooks MySQL Open Source Web Development

    In the first part of this two-part article series, we covered Configuring multiple management nodes, Adding storage nodes online and Replication between MySQL Clusters. In this article series by Alex Davies, author of High Availability MySQL Cookbook, we will cover:

    • Replication between MySQL Clusters with a backup channel
    • User-defined partitioning
    • Disk-based tables
    • Calculating DataMemory and IndexMemory

    (Other related articles on MySQL High Availability are listed at the end of this page.)

    Read MySQL Cluster Management : Part 2 in full

    Working with Binding data and UI elements in Silverlight 4

    by Gill Cleeren Kevin Dockx | May 2010 | Microsoft

    In this article series by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx, authors of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

    • Displaying data in Silverlight applications
    • Creating dynamic bindings
    • Binding data to another UI element
    • Binding collections to UI elements
    • Enabling a Silverlight application to automatically update its UI
    • Obtaining data from any UI element it is bound to
    • Using the different modes of data binding to allow persisting data
    • Data binding from Expression Blend 4
    • Using Expression Blend 4 for sample data generation

    Read Introduction to Data Binding here.

    Read Working with Binding data and UI elements in Silverlight 4 in full
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