This article by Richard Carter states that our theming of Magento does not have to stop at changing the way it looks. We can also add aspects of social media to it, such as:
- Integrating your Magento store with Twitter
- Improving your store's customer service
- Using social bookmarking tools such as AddThis to help your customers spread the word about your store across the Internet
With so many e-commerce stores on the Internet, using social media can make a huge difference to your store's fortunes. It can also increase your potential customers and ensure that customers continue to come back.Read Social Media in Magento in full
In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we'll go over jdoc tags for templates, the standard CSS class and id rules that Joomla! outputs, how module and template override files are organized, as well as useful Joomla! PHP code you can use in your template to aid in making it more user-friendly and dynamic. Of course, wherever possible, we'll let get to know the relevant Joomla! documentation links to bookmark, to give you in-depth detail and save you a little time searching through the Joomla! documentation site and the Web.Read Joomla! 1.5 Template Reference: Part 1 in full
In this article by Richard Carter, we've made use of default themes in Magento, and we can customize our Magento store further by using non-default themes. In particular, we'll look at:
- Setting your non-default theme to be the one that your visitors will see
- Creating a number of simple non-default themes
- The theme hierarchy in Magento
In this article by Darren Neese, we'll be covering the other ten percent of what you need to know to get the job done, and we'll step through the process of creating the containers, one step at a time. Most importantly, we'll be getting rid of the default blue container.Read DotNetNukeSkinning: Creating Containers in full
In this article by Munwar Shariff, we introduce you to the basic features of creating and managing content in Alfresco by using Alfresco Explorer. With Alfresco, you can manage any type of document, such as HTML, text, XML, Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDF, Flash, scanned images, multimedia, and video files. This article also focuses on the most important aspect of adopting a new Enterprise Content Management system, which is migrating the existing data and using it effectively. We will also discuss the various secure ways of sharing your content online, by using syndication features.
This article covers the following topics:
- Search and edit Alfresco documents directly from Microsoft Office tools
- Recover deleted content
- Create and use space templates
- Migrate existing documents to Alfresco
- Create and use discussions for spaces and documents
- Enable RSS syndication in order to share content
Read Extending Document Management in Alfresco 3 in full
Many developers new to Django get tripped up on the vocabulary and purpose of different pieces of the system—models, views, generic views, model managers, and so on. With some functions belonging to models and others to views, it can be confusing to know where to put the logic of your applications.
The view is where most of your application logic will be executed. Before we can work with views, however, we need to look at the URL dispatching system to see how a view is matched up with an incoming request. Once we have seen the URL dispatcher and some working views, we'll take a look at some shortcuts Django offers us to accomplish these actions even more quickly.
You can write entire Django sites without using models, but you'd have a hard time doing that without views or generic views.
In this article by Scott Newman, we will:
- Create a sample application to work with
- Learn how the URL dispatcher works and how URLs are matched to views
- Explore the structure of views
- Build views to display a list of content and content detail
- See how to cut down development time with generic views
- Examine when to use regular views instead of generic views
In this article by Sarma Anantapantula and Joseph Sydney Gomez, we will learn all about ASO which is now also used to store data in the Essbase database. We will learn what ASO exactly is, how it works, and when to use ASO instead of BSO. We will explain the use of the special industry standard multidimensional data query language known as MDX that is employed by Essbase, and is particularly effective with ASO. Finally, we'll discuss the pros and cons of ASO and BSO.Read Essbase ASO (Aggregate Storage Option) in full
In this two-part article by Michal Bali, we will see the techniques to create human-readable rules. In the first part of this article we saw Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) and decision tables.
In this part, we'll learn about Drools Flow, ruleflow, and others.Read Human-readable Rules with Drools JBoss Rules 5.0(Part 2) in full
In this two-part article series by Tarry Singh, we will have a look at the meaty aspects of the Oracle VM Manager and explore it's management aspects.
The following topics will be covered in this article:
- Getting started with the Oracle VM Manager
- Managing Servers and Server Pools
Read Oracle VM Management in full
This two-part article series by Veda Williams, deals with Plone 3 Theming. In the first part we covered graphic design tools, browser toolbars and extensions, and CSS validators.
In this part of the article we will cover text editors.Read Skinner's Toolkit for Plone 3 Theming (Part 2) in full
Business rules implementations are aimed mostly at developers. However, it is sometimes needed that these rules are readable and understandable by the business analysts. Ideally, they should be able to change rules or even write new ones. An important aspect of business rules is their readability and user friendliness. Looking at a rule, you should immediately have an idea of what it is about.
In this two-part article by Michal Bali, we will see the techniques to create human-readable rules. In this part we will look at Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), decision tables, and others.Read Human-readable Rules with Drools JBoss Rules 5.0(Part 1) in full
WCF is the latest technology from Microsoft for building services. In this article by Mike Liu, we will explain what WCF is, and what it is composed of. We will also explain various .NET runtimes, .NET frameworks, Visual Studio versions, the relationships between them, and what is needed to develop or deploy WCF services. You will see some code snippets in this article that will help you to further understand WCF concepts, although they are not in a completed WCF project.
Let us discuss the following in detail:
- What WCF is
- Use of WCF for SOA
- WCF architecture
- Basic WCF concepts
Choosing the right tools for implementing a design in Plone is the most important step. Fortunately, there are a number of tools available that make the process much easier. This two-part article by Veda Williams, will deal with Plone 3 Theming.
In this part we will cover graphic design tools, browser toolbars and extensions, and CSS validators.Read Skinner's Toolkit for Plone 3 Theming (Part 1) in full
Authentication is the process of verifying that users are who they claim to be. Authorization is the process of granting access to the authenticated users—based on their role—to perform operations such as view, edit, or delete on resources. In this article by Antano Solar John, you will learn how MODx facilitates authentication and authorization. You will build your site to include user registrations, logins, user types, and set rules on who can do what.
As you read this article, it is important that you keep in mind that MODx has two user types.
- Web Users—users who use the web site
- Manager Users—users who are allowed to log in to the Manager interface