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Social Bookmarking - MediaWiki

by Richard Carter | June 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP

In this article by Richard Carter, we will learn social bookmarking.

Social bookmarking allows people to "bookmark", or make a note of, the websites they like or find useful, and share these bookmarks with other social bookmarkers while surfing the Internet.

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Documenting our Application in Apache Struts 2 (part 2)

by | June 2009 |

This is the second part of a two-part article series by Dave Newton on documentation of Java applications. In the first part we covered self-documenting code, the use of Contract-oriented programming in documenting applications, and ways of generating targeted Javadocs. In this part of the article, Dave focuses on documenting web applications.

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Installing and Using Openfire

by Mayank Sharma | June 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by Mayank Sharma, you will learn how to install and configure the fully functional Openfire server environment for both Windows and Linux.

Here, you will learn about:

  • Pre-requisites for Openfire installation
  • Installing and running Openfire on Linux/Unix
  • Installing and running Openfire on Windows
  • Installing Instant Messaging clients
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Documenting our Application in Apache Struts 2 (part 1)

by Dave Newton | June 2009 | Open Source

In this two-part article series by Dave Newton, we'll look at the ways in which we can document our applications, coding styles that can aid in understanding, tools and techniques for creating documentation from application artifacts, different types of documentation for different parties, and so on.

This part of the article deals with ways to document Javacode and how to self-document our code.

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Putting Sakai to Work

by Alan Mark Berg Michael Korcuska | June 2009 | Open Source

Sakai is an open source, web-based, collaboration learning environment (CLE) that is focused primarily on higher education. It supports the activities of students, teachers, researchers, and Sakai administrators. Sakai is flexible and enables users to configure it for their own specialized audiences. Sakai is mainly a courseware management platform that provides users with learning, portfolio, library, and project tools. It is flexible by design and has a set of frameworks (internal structures) that makes it easier for those who want to build tools. In this article by Alan Mark Berg and Michael Korcuska, we will discuss how to use Sakai tools in combination to create a better online learning experience.

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Games of Fortune with Scratch 1.4

by | June 2009 | Open Source

In Scratch it is easy to create projects that incorporate dynamic information using variables. However, variables have a limitation; they store only one value at a time. Sometimes, we want a variable to store multiple values.

Welcome to lists. In Scratch, a list allows us to associate one list (a variable) with multiple items or values in much the same way we create a list before going to the grocery store. In this article by Michael Badger, we will take a trip to the fortune-teller to demonstrate lists, and you'll learn how to:

  • Store and retrieve information in lists
  • Add and remove items from the lists
  • Keep track of items in a list by using a counter
  • Identify intervals using the mod block
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Discussion on Your WordPress Blog Using Comments

by April Hodge Silver Hasin Hayder | June 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP

The primary focus of this article is to explain how to add comments and how to moderate these comments. In this article by Hasin Hayder and April Hodge Silver, we'll see how we can alter the comment and avtar settings and how we can avoid spam comments using Akismet plugin.

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Extending Project Governance for Service Oriented Architecture-part2

by Todd Biske | June 2009 |

This is the second part of the two-part article series by Todd Biske on project governance for Service Oriented Architecture. In the first part, we began with the story of Advasco, and described the beginning of their SOA journey. Through their initial experiences, you learnt about the role of SOA governance within the typical project governance efforts. In this article, we will cover key project roles, Service Contract, adding SOA to Traditional Project Governance, Service Communication Technologies, WS-I Compliance, Service Interface Specification, Web Services, POX over HTTP, and REST.

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Adding Pages, Image Gallery, and Plugins to a WordPress Blog

by April Hodge Silver Hasin Hayder | June 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

WordPress offers you a lot more than simply posts, comments, and categories. In this article by Hasin Hayder and April Hodge Silver, we will explore and control all of the other content types that WordPress already has. You'll be able to create static pages that aren't a part of your ongoing blog, bookmark links that will drive visitors to your friends, and add and manage built-in image galleries to display photos and other images. You'll also learn how to add plugins, which will enhance the capabilities of your entire website.

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Creating a matrix report using the Analysis Services Cube

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | June 2009 | Microsoft PHP

The Analysis Services can also be configured when the SQL Server 2008 is installed. Out of the box the analysis server has no objects and you need to deploy a database to work with this service. Two previous articles described the process of creating a CUBE from scratch using the TestNorthwind database, a copy of the Northwind database. In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, we will be authoring a report based on an analysis services CUBE.

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Extending Project Governance for Service Oriented Architecture-part1

by Todd Biske | June 2009 | Architecture & Analysis SOA Web Services

This two-part article series by Todd Biske will begin the story of Advasco, and describe the beginning of their SOA journey. Through their initial experiences, you will learn about the role of SOA governance within the typical project governance efforts.

In the second part, you will learn key project roles, Service Contract, adding SOA to Traditional Project Governance, Service Communication Technologies, WS-I Compliance, Service Interface Specification, Web Services, POX over HTTP, and REST.

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Authoring an EnterpriseDB report with Report Builder 2.0

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | June 2009 | Open Source

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows step-by-step how you may retrieve data from a database on a Postgres Plus server and display the results in a report generated using Report Builder 2.0. Report Builder 2.0 is a report building and maintaining tool provided with SQL Server 2008. The evaluation version of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise edition was used in this tutorial. Report data is obtained via an ODBC DSN. The connection uses an EnterpriseDB ODBC driver that gets installed on the computer when EnterpriseDB is installed.

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Navigating the Online Drupal Community

by Marjorie Roswell | May 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

Drupal.org is an amazing resource rich in conversations, modules, documentation, patches, and more. In this article by Marjorie Roswell, we cover some important skills for use on the hefty site: how to interact with the issue queue and how to create and apply patch files. We'll also look at some additional helpful online resources.

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Competitive Service and Contract Management in SAP Business ONE Implementation: Part 1

by Wolfgang Niefert | May 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, we will take a closer look at the service module to evaluate potential actions that are triggered, based on service-related information. The concept introduced here will utilize the service module features to establish a guaranteed response time for customers. You will see that there are various angles to look at service. In addition to its more traditional view, service can be used to establish a service-level-type management for customers and the related sales opportunities. Basically, the service module can be used as a sophisticated alert system.

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Competitive Service and Contract Management in SAP Business ONE Implementation: Part 2

by Wolfgang Niefert | May 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, we will cover the following topics:

  • Service workflow (from setup to operation) – In this section, we will configure the service module in a step-by-step manner.
  • Limitations of the SAP service module – Based on the available features, we will discuss potential limitations of the service module.
  • Evaluate potential add-ons for service – Add-ons which are proven to enhance the service module features, are available to overcome the limitations.
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