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Ubuntu Server and WordPress in 15 Minutes Flat

by Christer Edwards | September 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source Web Development WordPress

This article by Christer Edwards outlines how to install Ubuntu Server from scratch, install and configure the LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) packages and get the Wordpress blogging software installed and configured in under 15 minutes. It may take more than that time to initially read the article, but after you've given it a once-over and have the required components ready, you'll be able to install a machine from scratch and have your own blog up and running in 15 minutes!

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Getting Started with OpenStreetMap

by Jonathan Bennett | September 2010 | Open Source

OpenStreetMap is a diverse project with hundreds of thousands of people contributing data and making use of it in different ways. As a result, many of the resources that mappers have created and use are scattered around the Internet, but the project data and much of the documentation is hosted at openstreetmap.org, on servers operated by the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

As a crowdsourced project, OpenStreetMap is heavily reliant on having an active community participate in the project, and there are probably as many tools and websites aimed at allowing mappers to communicate and collaborate as there are for mapping and using the data. Mappers have created many different ways of sharing information, based on personal preference and the kind of information involved.

In this article by Jonathan Bennett, author of the book OpenStreetMap, we'll cover:

  • The main features of openstreetmap.org—the main website for the project
  • Creating and personalizing an account on openstreetmap.org
  • Using the map viewer and the tools associated with it
  • Using the documentation in the OpenStreetMap wiki
  • Communicating with the OpenStreetMap community using mailing lists, forums, IRC, and other channels
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Moodle 2.0: What's New in Add a Resource

by Mary Cooch | September 2010 | Moodle Open Source

In this article by Mary Cooch, Moodle 2.0 First Look, we will take a look at the drop-down menu, Add a resource, which appears on our course pages when we have the editing turned on. We will investigate how it has changed in Moodle 2.0

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A Guide for Migrating Data to the Cloud

by Daniel Cawrey | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Web Development

For most people who work in IT, the idea of cloud migration is a bit concerning. One of the biggest issues is that the field of cloud computing is still so new that there is actually scant data on proper procedures and techniques in order to perform a so-called “cloud cutover”. In order to convert information over to a cloud environment, you’ve got to have your ducks in a row. This article by Daniel Cawrey is an outline of what you need to do when preparing to migrate to a cloud environment.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Development Tools

by David A. Studebaker | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The key goal of this article by David Studebaker, author of Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, is to gain an overall view of NAV as an application software system. We're not going to study its functional operation, but gain a basic understanding of the process flow of the system. We also want to have a good understanding of the structural "style" of the software, so that our enhancements are designed for a better fit.

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Code Analysis and Debugging Tools in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

by David A. Studebaker | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In the previous article, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Development Tools, we gained an overall view of NAV as an application software system.

The goal of this article by David Studebaker, author of Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, is to learn about many of the debugging tools and techniques available to the NAV developer. As it has been pointed out, "Without programmers, there are no bugs." As we are all developers and therefore a primary source of bugs, we need to be knowledgeable about the tools we can use to stamp out those bugs. Fortunately, NAV has a good arsenal of such tools.

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Sharing Content in WordPress Top Plugins—A Sequel

by Brandon Corbin | September 2010 | Open Source WordPress

In the Previous article, Sharing Content in WordPress Top Plugins, we covered details about sharing content in WordPress Top Plugins

This article, by Brandon Corbin, author of WordPress Top Plugins, is a continuation of the previous article specifying more details about sharing content in WordPress Top Plugins

In this article we'll cover:

  • Feedburner Feedsmith
  • SendIt
  • Subscribe-Remind
  • Sociable
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Installing and Setting up JavaFX for NetBeans and Eclipse IDE

by Vladimir Vivien | September 2010 | Cookbooks Java Web Development

This article by Vladimir Vivien, author of JavaFX 1.2 Application Development Cookbook, details the installation instructions to get your environment set up.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing the JavaFX SDK
  • Setting up JavaFX for the NetBeans IDE
  • Setting up JavaFX for the Eclipse IDE
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BPMN 2.0 Concepts and The Sales Quote Process

by Heidi Buelow Manas Deb Manoj Das Meera Srinivasan Prasen Palvankar | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

The adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) is increasingly becoming one of the most popular approaches for boosting overall organizational excellence. Built on Oracle's SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Suite infrastructure, BPM Suite 11g provides enhanced support for application integration services and business events, Web 2.0 and E2.0 style collaborations, and high scalability. It is a full-featured, enterprise-grade BPMS that has sufficient easy-to-use features to make it also suitable for small departmental quick-win projects.

This article by Heidi Buelow, Manoj Das, Manas Deb, Prasen Palvankar and Meera Srinivasan, authors of the book Getting Started with Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1, provides a brief overview of Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) concepts with particular emphasis on the BPMN 2.0 additions. In addition, it describes the steps involved in modeling the Sales Quote Process.

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Sharing Content in WordPress Top Plugins

by Brandon Corbin | September 2010 | Open Source WordPress

In this article, by Brandon Corbin, author of WordPress Top Plugins, we'll cover:

  • TweetMeme
  • Wordbook
  • WP Download Manager
  • Twiogle Twitter Commenter
  • ShareThis
  • Wibiya Bar - Beta
  • WP Facebook Connect
  • Twitter Friendly Links
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Content Based Routing on Microsoft Platform

by Richard Seroter | September 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Communication between enterprise systems is an essential part of an organization's architecture. How you decide to link these systems and by which criteria you distribute data, is something that you will be faced with time and again. In this article by Richard Seroter, co-author of Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, we will look at how to send data messages to the correct target system.

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Debatching Bulk Data on Microsoft Platform

by Mike Sexton | September 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Debatching data is the process of turning one huge pile of data into many small piles of data. There are multiple tools for debatching large bulk data loads including BizTalk Server and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). One can use such tools to break up large batches of data, manipulate it as needed, and send it on to its next reincarnation (for example, into an API, a relational database, or a text file). In this article by Mike Sexton, co-author of Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, we will take a look at options for processing large data sets and explain how to take giant sets of data and insert them into databases for analysis.

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Building the Content Based Routing Solution on Microsoft Platform

by Richard Seroter | September 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In the previous article, Content Based Routing on Microsoft Platform, we took a look at how to send data messages to the correct target system.

In this article by Richard Seroter, co-author of Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, we will actually construct a working version of the proposed solution, which will leverage core components of .NET 4.0 (WCF and Windows Workflow Services) as well as the AppFabric extensions to IIS. Note that for this demonstration, we are only building the first aspect, which accepts orders, not the second piece which supports querying the status of a given order.

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Introduction to Parallel Programming and CUDA with Sample Code

by Daniel Bolella | September 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Parallel programming is becoming one of the hottest topics in software today as multi-core CPUs decrease in price and increase in power. Parallelism in programs allows multiple processes to be executed concurrently using separate threads and processing units. This is appealing to developers and users alike, because it can help reduce runtimes while still producing the same results as if it were run in serial. This article by Daniel Bolella gives us an overview to Parallel Programming and CUDA and is accompanied with a sample code to present the concept.

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CRM Deployment Options

by Angel Magaña Michael Whitehead | September 2010 | Open Source

SugarCRM is a popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. It is available in both free open source and commercial versions, making it an ideal way for small or medium-size businesses to try out a CRM system without committing large sums of money. SugarCRM is an extensive PHP/MySQL based application, but with its rich administration interfaces, no programming is required to get measurable benefits from its use.

In this article by Angel Magaña and Michael Whitehead, authors of the book Implementing SugarCRM 5.x, we will take a systematic approach in making the right deployment choices for your business. First, we take a detailed look at the alternatives you have for a CRM deployment, including On-Demand (no installation at all for you), Collocation (someone else hosting and installing on a server that belongs to you), a conventional On-Premise installation, where you own and manage your own server and lastly, a Shared Server hosting option for small organizations.

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