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The Django Debug Toolbar

by Karen M. Tracey | April 2010 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

In this article by Karen M. Tracey, author of the book Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging, we will see that the Django Debug Toolbar is a very useful general purpose debugging tool for Django applications. It lets you see the SQL queries that were needed to produce a page. We will also see, it goes far beyond that, providing easy access to much more information about the SQL queries and other aspects of request processing.

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Animation in Silverlight 4

by Frank LaVigne | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Web Development Web Graphics & Video

Packt are due to launch a new Enterprise brand, into which future Silverlight titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.

In this article by Frank LaVigne, author of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development, we shall create an interactive logo using Silverlight and incorporate it into the website.

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Customizing Kubrik with Wordpress

by Peter Spannagle Sarah Soward | April 2010 | Content Management Open Source Web Development WordPress

In this article by Peter Spannagle and Sarah Soward, authors of the book Wordpress and Flash 10x Cookbook, we will apply the knowledge of CSS stylesheets, template files, and template tags and make some changes to the default Kubrik theme.

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Video Blogging in Wordpress

by Peter Spannagle Sarah Soward | April 2010 | Content Management Open Source Web Development WordPress

In this article by Peter Spannagle and Sarah Soward, authors of the book Wordpress and Flash 10x Cookbook, we will cover the following:

  • FLV Embed plugin
  • Video blogging using WebTV Plugin
  • Video blogging using Free WP Tube theme
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Understanding Expression Blend and How to Use it with Silverlight 4

by Frank LaVigne | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Frank LaVigne, author of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development, we shall understand Expression Blend and how to use it in conjunction with Visual Studio.

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Control templates, Visual State Manager, and Event Handlers in Silverlight 4

by Frank LaVigne | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Frank LaVigne, author of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development, we shall use control templates to enhance the look and feel of the navigation widget.

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Bar Reports in Zabbix 1.8

by Rihards Olups | April 2010 | Networking & Telephony

In this article by Rihards Olups, author of Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring, we will discuss the heavily configurable bar reports in detail.

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Manipulation of DOM Objects using Firebug

by Chandan Luthra Deepak Mittal | April 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Chandan Luthra and Deepak Mittal, authors of Firebug 1.5: Editing, Debugging, and Monitoring Web Pages, we will have a small introduction to DOM as well as discussing how to modify/edit values of properties and constants of any DOM object using Firebug.

Document Object Model (DOM) is a cross-platform and language-independent convention for representing and interacting with objects in HTML. DOM supports navigation in any direction (such as parent and previous sibling) and allows for arbitrary modifications. Through JavaScript, one can easily traverse within the DOM. Browsers rely on layout engine (for example, Gecko, Trident/MSHTML, Presto, and so on) to parse HTML into DOM. In other words, DOM is a huge hierarchy of objects and functions, just waiting to be tickled by JavaScript. Firebug helps us find DOM objects quickly and then edit them on the fly. We will be discussing the following features of Firebug in this article:

  • Inspecting DOM
  • Filtering properties, functions, and constants
  • Modifying DOM on the fly
  • JavaScript code navigation
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Getting Started with the Development Environment Using Microsoft Content Management Server

by Lim Mei Ying Spencer Harbar Stefan Goßner | April 2010 | .NET Content Management Open Source

In the previous article by Spencer Harbar, Lim Mei Ying, and Stefan Gobner, authors of Enhancing Microsoft Content Management Server with ASP.NET 2.0, we learnt how to install and configure MCMS 2002 Service Pack 2 (SP2), along with SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 on a single developer workstation. In addition, we also covered the changes to the SP2 development environment and a number of tips for working within it. In this article, which is the third article of the article series, we will spend some time getting familiar with the MCMS Service Pack 2 development environment for Visual Studio 2005, which is slightly different from what we are used to with previous versions of Visual Studio. In addition we will create custom Visual Studio 2005 templates to overcome some of the issues that are present with the templates that shipped with MCMS SP2.

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Control of File Types in Ubuntu

by Delan Azabani | April 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source

Ubuntu uses advanced systems for detecting file types and associating them with applications, but it's not that hard to dive in and take some control over the formats. In this article by Delan Azabani, you'll learn how Ubuntu identifies file types, how to use Assogiate to control these processes, using Ubuntu Tweak to associate types with applications and use Bless to inspect binary files.

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Creating a Tumblr Theme

by Jose Argudo Blanco | April 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Jose Argudo Blanco, we will discuss how to design our own customized themes.

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Users, Roles, and Pages in DotNetNuke 5

by Ian lackey Michael Washington | April 2010 | Web Development

In this article by Michael Washington and Ian Lackey, we will discuss:

  • Creating and modifying user accounts
  • How user accounts tie into the security of your site
  • What DotNetNuke pages are and how to create and administer them
  • How to structure your site using pages
  • The new Membership Provider Model
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Users, Roles, and Pages in DotNetNuke 5- An Extension

by Ian lackey Michael Washington | April 2010 | Web Development

In this article series by Michael Washington and Ian Lackey, we will discuss:

  • Creating and modifying user accounts
  • How user accounts tie into the security of your site
  • What DotNetNuke pages are and how to create and administer them
  • How to structure your site using pages
  • The new Membership Provider Model

Read Users, Roles, and Pages in DotNetNuke 5 here.

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Creating Your First Virtual Machine: Ubuntu Linux (Part 1)

by Alfonso V. Romero | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Linux Servers Open Source

Packt are due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future VirtualBox titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.

In this two-part article by Alfonso V. Romero, author of VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide, you shall:

  • Create your first virtual machine in VirtualBox, using Ubuntu Linux
  • Learn about your virtual machine's basic configuration
  • Download and install Ubuntu Linux on your virtual machine
  • Learn how to start and stop your virtual machine
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Creating Your First Virtual Machine: Ubuntu Linux (Part 2)

by Alfonso V. Romero | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Linux Servers Open Source

Packt are due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future VirtualBox titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.

Read Part One of Creating Your First Virtual Machine: Ubuntu Linux here.

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