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Jailbreaking the iPad - in Ubuntu

by Delan Azabani | July 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source

Every article you'll see about jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad generally revolves around a program in Windows or OS X. If you're a Linux user, you'll probably feel left out. By the end of this article by Delan Azabani, you will be able to jailbreak your iPad with ease, and without Windows or OS X.

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Creating Content in Social Networking using Joomla!

by Beatrice A. Boateng Kwasi Boateng | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

A website (social network) is only as good as its content. You can have the flashiest,most gimmick-filled website, but if it does not have content, is not user friendly, and does not attract users to come back to it, then it will become another nine-day wonder and no one will remember it.

In this article by Beatrice A. Boateng and Kwasi Boateng, Author of Joomla! Social Networking with JomSocial we are going to create content for our site in order to attract more appheads (the name for users of our site) by:

  • Extending our social network to include a ratings system by using SOBI, a Joomla! directory extension
  • Listing apps
  • Reviewing apps
  • Displaying listings in profiles
  • Sharing multimedia content such as videos and pictures
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Configuring Apache and Nginx

by Clément Nedelcu | July 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Clément Nedelcu, author of the book Nginx HTTP Server, we will see the following:

  • Configuring Nginx to work with Apache
  • Reconfiguring Apache to work as a backend server
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Use of Templates in Report using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Open Source

BIRT is an open source business intelligence and reporting tool, built on top of the Eclipse Framework. BIRT is used by developers for building reports that can best represent data and tell a story of that data that is easy to follow. In addition, BIRT can be integrated into a product, to allow that product to provide reporting capabilities.

In this article by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will look at templates. Templates are existing report layouts that can be used as a starting point for new reports. This is useful if we use a similar layout in all our reports; we can then create a template and build from that for each new report.

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Use of Stylesheets for Report Designing using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

BIRT is an open source business intelligence and reporting tool built on top of the Eclipse Framework. BIRT is used by developers for building reports that can best represent data and tell a story of that data that is easy to follow. In addition, BIRT can be integrated into a product to allow that product to provide reporting capabilities. 

In this article by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will look at how BIRT uses stylesheets in report designs and how styles can be grouped in a library to create themes. This will allow us to have certain sets of styles ready for use any time we develop a report so that we, as a report developer, can focus strictly on the technical aspects of the report while maintaining a consistent visual presentation.

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Creating Themes for a Report using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

BIRT is an open source business intelligence and reporting tool built on top of the Eclipse Framework. BIRT is used by developers for building reports that can best represent data and tell a story of that data that is easy to follow. In addition, BIRT can be integrated into a product to allow that product to provide reporting capabilities.

In this article by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will learn how Themes provide a simple mechanism to apply a wide range of styles to an entire report design without the need to manually apply them.

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YUI 2.8: Rich Text Editor

by Dan Wellman Daniel Barreiro | July 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

In this article by Daniel Barreiro and Dan Wellman, authors of the book YUI 2.8: Learning the Library, we see the Rich Text Editor, which allows our users to create enhanced text as one of the most popular forms of user interaction over the Internet is user-created content.

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Creating a Reporting Site using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

In this article series by John Ward, author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting, we will be looking at a practical example of building a reporting site. In this  part of the article, we will be looking at a scenario where we have a Bugzilla instance setup with a series of bugs related to BIRT. We will look at a series of requirements and build the reports necessary to fulfil those requirements.

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Creating a Reporting Site using BIRT-An Extension

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

In the previous article How to Create a Reporting Site

In this article series by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will be looking at :

  • Bug Status- A Report to show open issues compared to all bugs
  • Developer issues reports-this report will accomplish two things—shows us a Pie Chart showing fixed versus non-fixed bugs and gives us a list of bugs in an open status assigned to that developer.
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Managing Certificates from Tcl

by Piotr Beltowski Wojciech Kocjan | July 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Wojciech Kocjan and Piotr Beltowski, authors of the book Tcl 8.5 Network Programming, we will see how to create a secure communication system, and make sure all certificates can be generated and transferred securely to remote systems before they can be fully authenticated within the infrastructure.

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Organizing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010: An Extension

by Mark Polino | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Dynamics GP provides a number of features to better organize the overall system and improve its usefulness for all users.

In the previous article, by Mark Polino, author of the book Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook, we saw the following features:

  • Speeding up account entry with Account Aliases
  • Gaining visibility with Horizontal Scroll Arrows
  • Streamlining payables processing by prioritizing vendors
  • Getting clarity with User Defined fields
  • Developing connections with Internet User Defined fields

In this article we will look at:

  • Gaining additional reporting control with Account Rollups
  • Remembering processes with an Ad hoc workflow
  • Improving financial reporting clarity by splitting purchasing accounts
  • Speeding up lookups with Advanced Lookups
  • Going straight to the site with Web Links
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Flash 10 Multiplayer Game: Introduction to Lobby and Room Management

by Prashanth Hirematada | July 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Prashanth Hirematada, author of Flash 10 Multiplayer Game Essentials, we will learn all about game lobby and game rooms, the management of which is essential for any multiplayer game.

More specifically, we will learn:

  • States of a game room
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Building Your Hello Mediation Project using IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7

by Salil Ahuja Swami Chandrasekaran | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM Web Development

This article by Swami Chandrasekaran and Salil Ahuja, authors of Application Development for IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7, provides an overview of WESBbased programming fundamentals including Service Message Objects (SMO) and Mediation Flows. It helps us to build our first HelloMediationModule. Instructions are provided to create, implement, and assemble the HelloMediationModule and HelloProcess. These modules are then deployed on the WebSphere Process Server, which is a part of the WID Unit Test Environment.

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Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 with Visual Studio

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 can be used to create applications that are useful for a number of business uses such as: Portable applications; Occasionally connected clients and embedded applications and devices. SQL Server Compact differs from other SQL Servers in that there is just one file which can be password protected and features 128-bit file level encryption. It is referential integrity compliant; supports multiple connections; has transactions support with rich data types.

In this tutorial by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, various scenarios where you may need to connect to SQL Server Compact using Visual Studio IDE (both 2008 and 2010) are described in detail. Connecting to SQL Server Compact 4.5 using Visual Studio 2010 Express (free version of Visual Studio) is also described. The connection is the starting point for any database related program and therefore mastering the connection task is crucial to work with the SQL Server Compact.

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Interview with Grady Brett Beaubouef—Author of Maximize Your Investment

by Grady Brett Beaubouef | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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Grady Brett Beaubouef, author of Maximize Your Investment: 10 Key Strategies for Effective Packaged Software Implementations, is a project manager and solution architect for enterprise packaged software solutions. He has over seventeen years of packaged software implementation experience across several implementation roles include Project Manager, Solution Architect, Functional Lead, Technical Lead, Business Analyst, Software Quality Analyst, and Trainer, and also worked in a thought leadership role for the top business software maker focusing on implementation methodologies, project assessments, and accelerated implementation services. Brett has a B.S. in Computer Science from LSU and is both a Project Manager Professional (2004) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (1995).

In the following interview Grady Brett Beaubouef has shared his experience as an author with Packt Publishing.

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