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Making Content Findable in Drupal 6

by J. Ayen Green | June 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

Interesting and useful content is a necessity on any web site, particularly on those built around a Content Management System. However, this may not be the only necessity. Another necessity is making the browsing experience on your site pleasant for the visitor, and in this context, making the content easy to find. Having content on the front page of the site is one way to make it findable, but the amount of content is limited to a point before the page becomes unwieldy. In this article by J. Ayen Green, we will make it easier for site visitors to find our content in a number of ways.

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Making Foliages for Game Assets

by Robin de Jongh | December 2011 | Beginner's Guides

Google SketchUp, the most popular architectural software package, is used by millions of architects and visualizers throughout the world. But what you may not know is that it's also the most powerful 3D design software on the market. With this book in hand and patented technology such as the PhotoMatch, Push-Pull, and Face-me components you can produce commercial quality photo-realistic or artistic output of your designs.

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Making Goods with Manufacturing Resource Planning

by Greg Moss | November 2013 | e-Commerce Open Source

In this article by Greg Moss, author of the book Working with OpenERP, we will cover how you can use OpenERP to manage the process of manufacturing products. Once you have received the required raw products to your inventory, you can begin manufacturing the end product. Part of the functionality of an OpenERP system is to assist you in scheduling these orders based on available resources. One of the resources is, of course, the raw product. Other resources could include available labor or access to a particular machine. Essentially, the goal is to schedule the manufacturing order at a time that all resources are available and produce the product for an on-time delivery.

In this article we will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up the manufacturing process
  • Defining our bill of materials
  • Manufacturing our final product
  • Analyzing the inventory report
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Making Money with Your Game

by Davy Cielen | May 2013 | Games

In this article by Davy Cielen and Arno Meysmanauthors of HTML5 Game Development with ImpactJS, from the book HTML5 Game Development with ImpactJS, we will take a quick look at the options you have for making money with HTML5 game development. Building games can be done purely as a hobby or as a profession. However, the latter requires you to build some pretty unique and successful games as the competition is quite steep. Thus, offering a unique gaming proposition, supported by a healthy dose of marketing, seems to be the way to go for most successful game developers. In this article we will cover:

  • A few strategic options you have when going into game development

  • Making money in the app circuit of Android and Apple

  • The option of in-game advertising and how it applies to HTML5 games

  • MarketJS as a way to sell your distribution rights to a publisher

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Making Money with Your Game

by Davy Cielen | May 2013 | Games

In this article by Davy Cielen and Arno Meysman authors of HTML5 Game Development with ImpactJS, we will take a quick look at the options you have for making money with HTML5 game development. Building games can be done purely as a hobby or as a profession. However, the latter requires you to build some pretty unique and successful games as the competition is quite steep. Thus, offering a unique gaming proposition, supported by a healthy dose of marketing, seems to be the way to go for most successful game developers. In this article we will cover:

  • A few strategic options you have when going into game development

  • Making money in the app circuit of Android and Apple

  • The option of in-game advertising and how it applies to HTML5 games

  • MarketJS as a way to sell your distribution rights to a publisher

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Making POIApp Location Aware

by Mark Reynolds | January 2014 | Open Source

The article by Mark Reynolds, the author of Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android, deals with one of the most interesting aspects for mobile development is interacting with device capabilities such as motion sensors, cameras, and location sensors. While these capabilities are new and fun to many developers, they can also bring a great deal of value to the users of our mobile apps.

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Making Progress with Menus and Toolbars using Ext JS 3.0: Part 1

by Jorge Ramon | October 2009 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this two-part article by Jorge Ramon, you will learn how to use menus, toolbars, and progress bars. Along with an examination of the commonly used menu items, the topics in this article will teach you how to work with the new ButtonGroup component as well as the different ways to set up toolbars and progress bars in your applications.

This article teaches you about the following topics:

  • Placing buttons in a toolbar
  • Working with the new ButtonGroup component
  • Placing menus in a toolbar
  • Commonly used menu items
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Making specs more concise (Intermediate)

by Charles Feduke | September 2013 | Open Source

This article written by, Charles Feduke, the author of Instant RSpec Test-Driven Development How-to, demonstrates idiomatic RSpec code that makes good use of the RSpec Domain Specific Language (DSL).

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Making subtle color shifts with curves

by Joseph Howse | September 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Joseph Howse, the author of, Android Application Programming with OpenCV, we will learn how to make subtle color shifts with curves.

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Making the most of Ubuntu through Windows Proxies

by Delan Azabani | August 2010 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

If you use the internet at your workplace or school then chances are likely that you are using it through a proxy server, which allows for website filtering, port whitelisting and overall control of internet use. Your user account on the network is that you use to authenticate to the proxy, allowing simple identification. Ubuntu is quite good at handling connections through these proxy servers, but sometimes situations can be very difficult. This article by Delan Azabani details how to get the most out of restricted internet on Ubuntu (or any other Linux operating system), using package managers, ssh, scp, and X forwarding.

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Making the Sale by Optimizing Product Pages using Magento 1.3

by William Rice | March 2010 | Cookbooks Content Management e-Commerce Open Source

There are several things you can do to optimize product pages for selling. In this article by William Rice, author of Magento 1.3 Sales Tactics Cookbook, we will look at these techniques:

  • Add custom options
  • Add videos, links, and other HTML to product pages
  • Optimize product images
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Making the Unit Very Mobile - Controlling Legged Movement

by | December 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Richard Grimmett, author of the book BeagleBone Robotic Projects, the author has explained how to control the robot.

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Making the Unit Very Mobile – Controlling the Movement of a Robot with Legs

by | February 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Richard Grimmett, the author of the book Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects, you will be introduced to some of the basics of servo motors and using Raspberry Pi to control the speed and direction of your legged platform.

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Making the World Wide Web an Easier Place to Talk About

by Tim Walton | May 2008 | Beginner's Guides MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

If you were tasked with finding the letter that when spoken out loud repeatedly was more awkward than any other, you would come up with the W. Every other letter in the English alphabet is pronounced with a single syllable, yet the W is unique in requiring an impressive three syllables to utter.

This campaign is to encourage people to forget that WWW ever existed. Don’t type it, don’t speak it, and complain to every website that still requires it.

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Making Your Code Better

by Łukasz Gąsior | February 2014 | Open Source

This article by Łukasz Gąsior, the author of the book ReSharper Essentials, will focus on one of the most notable ReSharper features—code analysis.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Code quality analysis
  • Eliminating errors and code smells
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Making Your iAd

by Ben Collier | February 2012 | Beginner's Guides RAW

We can now start using the content we optimized to work well with iAd, to build our first ad.

In this article by Ben Collier we'll be covering the following topics:

  • Installing iAd Producer on your Mac
  • Familiarizing ourselves with the iAd Producer interface
  • Setting up a blank iAd to work with
  • Using templates to build each section of your iAd
  • Tweaking the templates to make your ad even more awesome
  • Using Safari to preview the animations in an iAd
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Making Your Store Look Amazing

by John Horton | July 2013 | Cookbooks e-Commerce Open Source

In this article, written by John Horton who has also authored the book Building E-commerce Sites with ViruteMart Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Removing the Joomla! branding at the footer
  • Installing a VirtueMart template
  • Installing a Joomla! template
  • Creating and installing a template with Artisteer design software
  • Installing the Warp framework/template
  • Installing the Gantry framework/template
  • Customizing the Gantry framework/template
  • Uninstalling a template
  • Cool header banners with jQuery and Sourcerer
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Manage SQL Azure Databases with the Web Interface 'Houston'

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | January 2011 | Microsoft

In the wake of Microsoft Windows Azure platform many programs both Microsoft and third party were developed to manage SQL Azure. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is a program that can manage SQL Azure although SSMS works well with SQL Azure, the preferred version of SQL Server 2008 is R2.

This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, is based on a project named 'Houston' which is a web based SQL Azure management tool that has not gone into production but can be tested using the SQL Azure Labs portal at http://www.SQLAzureLabs.com. In this article we look at some of the features of this web based tool and carry out a few tasks. Houston provides the following basic database management tasks:

  • Authoring and executing queries
  • Designing and editing database schema
  • Editing table data
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Manage Your Money with Simple Invoices

by | May 2010 | MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

Simple Invoices provides freelancers, non-profits, and small business a user-friendly way to bill customers and track invoices. It's an application for people who don't want the hassle of larger accounting programs, such as GNU Cash, Quicken, or Quickbooks.

This article on Simple Invoices by Michael Badger, author of Scratch 1.4 Beginner's Guide and Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring, provides an alternative to bulky accounting programs and the haphazard system of managing individual files by providing an intuitive web-based invoicing system. Because it's open source project, you enjoy free access to your software and your invoicing data.

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