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Service Versioning in SOA

by Todd Biske | December 2008 | Architecture & Analysis BPEL SOA

SOA governance is the combination of people, policies, and processes within your organization that will ensure that the desired behaviors of your strategic SOA initiative are achieved.It includes the traditional areas associated with IT Governance, which is the selection and funding of IT projects. These projects define the initial scope for technology utilization and can either help or hinder the SOA effort, based upon the scope chosen. In this article by Todd Biske we will see that the SOA effort only gets executed through projects, and if the execution is poor, the SOA effort will be poor. Therefore, the project governance activities of an organization must be adjusted to include policies associated with achieving the desired behaviors associated with SOA adoption.

Advasco had initial success with their Customer Information Service and then opened the flood gates for development by the rest of the organization. These efforts were successfully reigned in by the newly formed Center of Excellence. Now, the team at Advasco faces a new challenge: modifying an existing service to handle the needs of a new consumer. This article will go over the challenges faced by the team and then present guidance for handling this situation within your own organization.

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Services

by Sébastien Armand | March 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sébastien Armand, the author of the book Extending Symfony2 Web Application Framework, has discussed about the basics of services in the Symfony2 framework. A service is an essential and core concept in Symfony2. In fact, most of the framework itself is just a big set of predefined services that are ready to use. As an example, if you just set up a new installation of Symfony2, from your project root, you can type php app/console container:debug to see the full list of services currently defined in your application. As you can see, even before we start writing anything for our application, we already have almost 200 services defined. The php app/console container:debug <service_name> command will provide information about a specific service and will be a useful command to refer to throughout the article.

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Sessions and Users in PHP 5 CMS

by Martin Brampton | August 2010 | Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article, by Martin Brampton author of PHP 5 CMS Framework Development, we get into the detailed questions involved in providing continuity for people using our websites. Almost any framework to support web content needs to handle this issue robustly, and efficiently. In this article, we will look at the need for sessions, and the PHP mechanism that makes them work. There are security issues to be handled, as sessions are a well known source of vulnerabilities. Search engine bots can take an alarmingly large portion of your site bandwidth, and special techniques can be used to minimize their impact on session handling. Actual mechanisms for handling sessions are provided. Session data has to be stored somewhere, and it is better to take charge of this task rather than leave it to PHP. A simple but fully effective session data handler is developed using database storage.

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Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 1

by Derrin Michael Kent | February 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Derrin Michael Kent, author of Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios Beginner's Guide, we will look at creating our own profile page and using the Mahara text editor.

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Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 2

by Derrin Michael Kent | February 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Derrin Michael Kent, author of Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios Beginner's Guide, we will look at creating our own profile page and using the Mahara text editor. Read Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 1

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Setting Payment Model in OpenCart

by Murat Yilmaz | August 2010 | Open Source

Enabling a store to accept credit cards online and other alternative payment methods for customers is vital for high availability of an online store.

In this article by Murat Yilmaz, author of OpenCart 1.4 Beginner's Guide, we shall learn:

  • The basics of online credit card processing
  • Merchant account
  • Payment gateway
  • PayPal as a payment method
  • The differences between several PayPal services
  • Bank Transfer, Cheque or Money Order, Cash on Delivery payment options

We should clearly understand the three core elements of accepting credit card payments for an online store before starting on the details of online credit card processing.

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Setting Up a Basic Document Workflow in Compiere 3

by Andries L Pretorius | June 2010 | Open Source

In the previous two articles of this three-part article series we covered Compiere Application Dictionary and Adding a Custom Field.

This article by Andries L Pretorius, author of Compiere 3 Implementation Guide, gives you an overview of the Compiere Workflow processes, and illustrates how this is set up.

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Setting up a BizTalk Server Environment

by Steef-Jan Wiggers | April 2012 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

BizTalk enables the integration and managment of automated business processes within or across organizational boundaries. To build a solid BizTalk solution, deploy a robust environment, and keep it running smoothly you sometimes need to broaden your spectrum, explore all possibilities, and choose the best solution for your purpose. In this article by Steef-Jan Wiggers, author of BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Gathering requirements by asking the right questions
  • Analyzing requirements and creating a design
  • Installing and using the BizTak Best Practices Analyzer
  • Validating BizTalk installation with the BizTalk Benchmark Wizard tool
  • Automating performance analysis by using the PAL tool
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Setting up a Complete Django E-commerce store in 30 minutes

by Jesse Legg | May 2010 | e-Commerce Open Source

In order to demonstrate Django's rapid development potential, we will begin by constructing a simple, but fully-featured, e-commerce store. The goal is to be up and running with a product catalog and products for sale, including a simple payment processing interface, in about half-an-hour. If this seems ambitious, remember that Django offers a lot of built-in shortcuts for the most common web-related development tasks. We will be taking full advantage of these and there will be side discussions of their general use.

In addition to building our starter storefront, this article aims to demonstrate some other Django tools and techniques. In this article by Jesse Legg, author of Django 1.2 e-commerce, we will:

  • Create our Django Product model to take advantage of the automatic admin tool
  • Build a flexible but easy to use categorization system, to better organize our catalog of products
  • Utilize Django's generic view framework to expose a quick set of views on our catalog data
  • Finally, create a simple template for selling products through the Google Checkout API
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Setting Up a Development Environment

by Ed Musters | January 2012 | Microsoft

This article will take you through all the recipes that you require to build your very own development environment. This will be done in a step-by-step manner, via the suggested best practice of using a Windows Server 2008 R2 server as the base operating system running on a virtual machine.

In this article by Ed Musters, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook, we will cover the following concepts:

  • Selecting your virtual environment
  • Installing and configuring Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Installing Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
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Setting Up a Development Environment

by Ed Musters | January 2012 | Microsoft

This article will take you through all the recipes that you require to build your very own development environment. This will be done in a step-by-step manner, via the suggested best practice of using a Windows Server 2008 R2 server as the base operating system running on a virtual machine.

In this article by Ed Musters, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook, we will cover the following concepts:

  • Selecting your virtual environment
  • Installing and configuring Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Installing Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
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Setting Up a Development Environment

by Ed Musters | January 2012 | Microsoft

This article will take you through all the recipes that you require to build your very own development environment. This will be done in a step-by-step manner, via the suggested best practice of using a Windows Server 2008 R2 server as the base operating system running on a virtual machine.

In this article by Ed Musters, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook, we will cover the following concepts:

  • Selecting your virtual environment
  • Installing and configuring Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Installing Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
Read Setting Up a Development Environment in full

Setting Up a Development Environment

by Ed Musters | January 2012 | Microsoft

This article will take you through all the recipes that you require to build your very own development environment. This will be done in a step-by-step manner, via the suggested best practice of using a Windows Server 2008 R2 server as the base operating system running on a virtual machine.

In this article by Ed Musters, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook, we will cover the following concepts:

  • Selecting your virtual environment
  • Installing and configuring Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Installing Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
Read Setting Up a Development Environment in full

Setting Up a Development Environment

by Ed Musters | January 2012 | Microsoft

This article will take you through all the recipes that you require to build your very own development environment. This will be done in a step-by-step manner, via the suggested best practice of using a Windows Server 2008 R2 server as the base operating system running on a virtual machine.

In this article by Ed Musters, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook, we will cover the following concepts:

  • Selecting your virtual environment
  • Installing and configuring Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Installing Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
Read Setting Up a Development Environment in full

Setting Up a Development Environment

by Ed Musters | January 2012 | Microsoft

This article will take you through all the recipes that you require to build your very own development environment. This will be done in a step-by-step manner, via the suggested best practice of using a Windows Server 2008 R2 server as the base operating system running on a virtual machine.

In this article by Ed Musters, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook, we will cover the following concepts:

  • Selecting your virtual environment
  • Installing and configuring Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Installing Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
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Setting up a Joomla Web Server using Virtualbox, TurnkeyLinux and DynDNS

by Alfonso V. Romero | February 2011 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source Oracle Web Development

This article is based on the Joomla! CMS and how to make use of virtualization software to set up a fully functional web server completely isolated from other applications on your PC.

In this article by Alfonso Romero, the reader will learn about VirtualBox, a popular virtualization software, and how to integrate it with the Joomla Turnkey Linux appliance to create a full-fledged virtual web server ready to receive visitors from the Internet, thanks to the DynDNS free dynamic DNS service. It also includes information on how to open port 80 in a Cable/DSL router to forward incoming traffic so the Joomla web server can communicate with the Internet world, without risking their main PC.

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Setting up a single-width column system (Simple)

by Kyle Taylor | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

The purpose of this article by Kyle Taylor, author of Instant jQuery Masonry How-to, is to give you an instant understanding of how jQuery Masonry works and how to implement it in general scenarios.

Masonry works by arranging elements in a grid-based structure. By using a grid, Masonry tiles will flow and get stacked in a very neat and organized manner, which will give us the brick-like appearance we want to achieve. In this article, we will learn how to set up Masonry, at the very minimum, for a single-column system.

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Setting Up a Test Infrastructure

by Ryan Roemer | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Ryan Roemer the author of Backbone.js Testing gives a brief description about how to set up your test application code and obtain the test libraries that we will use throughout this article. We create a basic test infrastructure, write the first tests, and review the test report results.

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Setting up an online shopping cart with Drupal and Ubercart

by Trevor James | December 2011 | Drupal e-Commerce

In this article by Trevor James,author of Drupal 7 Business solutions we install and configure the Ubercart module for Drupal 7 in order to set up an online store and e-commerce system for our client who owns a bakery called Artisan Bakers Collective. Our client wants to offer their baked goods and other products online so their customers can order and pay for their bread and other baked goods ahead of time and then pick them up in the store. Follow along as we set up a basic Ubercart driven e-commerce system in Drupal 7.

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Setting up and Configuring a Liferay Portal

by Jonas X. Yuan | July 2008 | Content Management Java Open Source

Liferay Portal is one of the most mature portal frameworks in the market and offers many benefits. Liferay is backed by a comprehensive professional services network and it offers custom development, training, and support across the world.

As the world's leading open source portal platform, Liferay provides a unified web interface to data and tools scattered across many sources. Within Liferay portal, a portal interface is composed of a number of portlets—self contained interactive elements that are written to a particular standard. Since portlets are developed independently of the portal itself, and loosely coupled with the portal, they are apparently SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture).

Jonas X. Yuan will show how to set up a Liferay portal and then how to configure it.

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