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Modernizr JavaScript library

by Adam Watson | January 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Adam Watson, author of Learning Modernizr, explains how Modernizr, a JavaScript library, helps several new features introduced through HTML5 and CSS3 that do not support new features to detect them and recommends to take actions accordingly.

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Modifying an Existing Theme in Drupal 6: Part 1

by Ric Shreves | August 2009 | Drupal Open Source

In this two-part article by Ric Shreves, we will put together the various techniques and demonstrate how to modify and heavily customize an existing theme.

The majority of people who set out to master Drupal theming start out by modifying existing themes and learning from the process; that's exactly what we're going to do in this article. We will take an existing theme, look at how it works, then copy it and modify it until we have a very different looking theme. In this case, we will be building a basic fixed width, CSS-based, personal blog theme.

For the purpose of illustrating the examples in this article, we start with the Zen theme, which you can download from the Drupal site.

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Modifying the System using Microsoft Dynamics Nav 2009: Part 1

by David Roys Vjekoslav Babić | August 2009 | Microsoft

Hardly any standard business management application can fit the needs of a business out of the box. Either the customer must shape their processes to match the system, or the consultant must shape the system to match the processes. Usually, the latter prevails. This article will explain the process of modifying the system without programming and describe the tools we have at our disposal to do it.

In this article by David Roys and Vjekoslav Babić you will learn:

  • How a non-programmer can develop killer applications
  • How to customize data model, user interface, and reporting components
  • What kind of changes can be made without breaking the whole thing
  • And a few tricks from old dogs that got new bones ahead of everybody else
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Module Development in Joomla

by Joseph L. LeBlanc | July 2008 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Modules in Joomla can always help us to add special functionality or special features to our website. In this article by Joseph LeBlanc, we will see how to create and configure a basic module and centralize data access and output using helper classes. We will also have a look at how to select different display options using layouts.

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Modules

by Dan Menard | March 2013 | Web Development

Every framework has a set of features that differentiates it from the other frameworks out there. In this article by Dan Menard, the author of Instant AngularJS Starter, we will discover the strengths of AngularJS by exploring one of its most prominent features—Modules.

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Modules for Assessing Students in Moodle

by Michael de Raadt | November 2010 | Cookbooks Moodle Open Source

In the previous article, Moodle Modules for Assessment, we took a look at some of the assignment alternatives.

In this article by Michael de Raadt, author of Moodle 1.9 Top Extensions Cookbook, we will cover the following:

  • Involving students in assessment design
  • Extending quizzes
  • Simple formative feedback
  • Encouraging competition
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MODx 2.0: Web Development Basics

by Antano Solar John | February 2011 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

MODx is a content management system and PHP web application framework rolled into one. With the ease of a CMS and the extensibility of a framework, MODx allows you to develop professional-looking, intricate websites via its easy-to-use interface and flexible architecture. MODx provides reusable code called snippets, most of which are so generic that, without any modification, they can serve multiple purposes. The generic nature of snippets makes it possible to achieve the perfect customization that is so hard to achieve with other CMSes.

In this article by Antano Solar John, author of MODx Web Development - Second Edition, you will learn the basics of MODx, and how to create a Front Page for the site. The basic elements explained in this article are:

  • Site configurations
  • Documents and containers
  • The Manager interface
  • The TinyMCE editor
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MODx Web Development: Creating Lists

by Antano Solar John | March 2011 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

MODx is a content management system and PHP web application framework rolled into one. It allows menus to be dynamically created, based on the content available, as resources. Menus are basically lists of resources, and submenus are lists of lists (lists within a menu list). In MODx, the simplest way to create lists of all the resources is by using the [[wayfinder]] snippet. In this article by Antano Solar John, author of MODx Web Development - Second Edition, we will learn how MODx allows us to create these lists dynamically, and also learn how to present them as menus.

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MoGraph

by Jen Rizzo | December 2012 | Beginner's Guides Web Graphics & Video

MoGraph animations are created by creating basic objects and combining them together in unique and interesting ways.

This article by Jen Rizzo, author of Cinema 4D Beginner's Guide, provides a brief overview of many common MoGraph objects such as cloner and tracer, as well as how to work with Cinema 4D's built-in Dynamics system. In this article we will learn about:

  • Cloner objects

  • Effectors

  • Dynamics

  • Tracer objects

  • Text objects

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MongoDB data modeling

by Bo Borland | February 2014 | Open Source

This article has been prepared by Bo Borland, the author of Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB.

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Monitoring additional servers

by Bart ten Brinke | August 2013 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article, by Bart ten Brinke, author of Instant Munin Plugin Starter, we will take a look at the first step in expanding your munin cluster will be monitoring another server. Once you know how to add one server, you will be able to add all of them! We will do this in four simple steps.

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Monitoring and Responding to Windows Intune Alerts

by David Overton | February 2012 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by David Overton, author of Microsoft Windows Intune 2.0: Quickstart Administration, we will examine the real-time nature of PC management as we explore the alerts that Windows Intune raises which require action on our part, exploring how we both monitor and respond to them.

We can have configure computers to minimize situations where alerts will be raised through good practices of updates, firewall, and anti-malware management. However, problems will still arise with users' computers, whether this is a request for assistance, a computer that will not boot, or some other warning picked up by Windows Intune. These need to be categorized and responded to in a timely manner. Some can be closed and filed depending on circumstances, while others require a visit to the computer itself with other tools to further diagnose and resolve.

In this article, we will discuss this in the following sections:

  • General Windows Intune alerts
  • Malware alerts
  • Remote Assistance alerts
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Monitoring CUPS- part1

by Ankur Shah | June 2009 | Open Source

In this two part article series by Ankur Shah, we will learn how to monitor CUPS using the lpstat command, and also study about access_log and the error_log files in the first part. And in the second part, we will also see how Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) helps CUPS discover the printer and help other networking tools such as Cacti in managing printers.

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Monitoring CUPS- part2

by Ankur Shah | June 2009 | Open Source

In this second part of this two part article series by Ankur Shah, we will learn how Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) helps CUPS discover the printer and help other networking tools such as Cacti in managing printers.

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Monitoring WebLogic Server 12c

by Dalton Iwazaki | June 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article by Dalton Iwazaki, author of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Advanced Administration Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Customizing the Administration Console tables

  • Using the JRockit Mission Control Management Console

  • Monitoring Linux with SAR

  • Sending e-mail notifications with WLDF

  • Generating an SMNP trap

  • Creating a Monitoring Dashboard custom view

  • Viewing historical data in the monitoring dashboard using a database

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Monitoring Windows with 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 learn about the following:

  1. Installing Zabbix agent for Windows
  2. Querying performance counters
    • Using numeric references to performance counters
    • Using aliases for performance counters
  3. Monitoring Windows services
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Moodle 1.9 Math Quizzes: Part 1

by Ian Wild | November 2009 | Moodle Open Source

Tired of marking all of those math tests you've set for your students? No problem! Now we can have Moodle do all of the grading for us! Getting to grips with the Pythagorean Theorem is going to take practice, and the Moodle Quiz module is going to give my students that practice without my having to worry about a mountain of marking. We'll see in this article by Ian Wild that the Moodle Quiz module is a very powerful tool that not only automatically marks the answers for us, but also copes with different units (for example, answers given in feet or inches, meters or centimeters). We can also specify placeholders in the question that Moodle will replace with random numbers. This means we can provide lots of practice questions, which Moodle will both generate and mark automatically. Specifically, we will learn how to do the following:

  • Create a math quiz and learn all about the different question types Moodle supports
  • Install and use the feedback activity (not part of a normal Moodle install)
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