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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
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
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 Naveed ur Rahman | June 2014 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

This article by Naveed ur Rahman, author of the book Configuration Management with Chef-Solo, will teach you how to create a Hello World recipe.

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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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Setting Up and Managing E-mails and Batch Processing

by Simon Buxton | November 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article written by Simon Buxton, the author of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Administration Cookbook discusses about the framework provided by e-mails and batch processing and which is used by many end user functions and other frameworks, for example, a workflow cannot function without these being set up correctly.

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Setting Up CiviCRM

by Tony Horrocks | August 2013 | Cookbooks CRM e-Commerce Open Source

This article by Tony Horrocks, author of CiviCRM Cookbook, provides recipes to help you set up your CiviCRM installation. You will find that most of them work in Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress. Some recipes are Content Management System (CMS) specific and we have chosen Drupal to illustrate these.

In this article we will cover:

  • Setting up a CiviCRM theme in Drupal
  • Setting up cron using cPanel
  • Adding items to the CiviCRM navigation menu
  • Refreshing the dashboard
  • Changing display preferences
  • Replacing words
  • Setting up geocoding
  • Auto filing e-mails
  • Creating new activities
  • Adding custom fields
  • Using Scheduled Reminders for activities
  • Using CiviCase to create an HR system
  • Installing languages and localizing CiviCRM
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Setting up environment for Cucumber BDD Rails

by Wayne Ye | August 2013 | Open Source Web Development

Cucumber is a tool for BDD-style development widely used in the Ruby on Rails platform. It introduced a domain-specific language(DSL) named Gherkin to allow the execution of feature documentation written in business-facing text, and implement acceptance test code in other languages (for example Ruby).

Cucumber sets up a great bridge between business people and development teams. Its natural and human readable language ultimately eliminates misunderstanding, and the regular expression "translation" layer provides the ability for developers to do anything magical and powerful!

In this article by Wayne Ye, author of Instant Cucumber BDD How-to , we will cover the following topics:

  • How to use Cucumber in daily BDD development on the Ruby on Rails
  • Cucumber in other languages/platforms
  • Cucumber in your mother language
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Setting Up for Photoreal Rendering

by Robin de Jongh Thomas Bleicher | May 2014 | Open Source

In this article, by Thomas Bleicher and Robin de Jongh, authors of SketchUp 2014 for Architectural Visualization, we will see some of the basics of setting up for photoreal rendering. We will look at the Thea user interface before we start exploring the features in a test scene. For this purpose, you need Thea Render and the Thea for SketchUp plugin installed (the free demo version will do for testing). As a licensed user you can also download sample materials from the Resources section of the website (http://www.thearender.com/) and have access to the Materials & Texture forum where other users exchange and discuss their own materials.

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Setting up GlassFish for JMS and Working with Message Queues

by David R. Heffelfinger | July 2010 | Java Open Source

The Java Messaging API (JMS) provides a mechanism for Java EE applications to send messages to each other. JMS applications do not communicate directly, instead message producers send messages to a destination and message consumers receive the message from the destination.

The message destination is a message queue when the point-to-point (PTP) messaging domain is used, or a message topic when the publish/subscribe (pub/sub) messaging domain is used.

In this article by David Heffelfinger, author of the book Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server, we will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up GlassFish for JMS
  • Working with message queues
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Setting up MSMQ on your Mobile and Writing MSMQ Application with .NET Compact Framework 3.5

by Edmund Tan | April 2010 | .NET

In this article by Edmund Tan, author of .NET Compact Framework 3.5 Data Driven Applications, we will discuss about the following:

  • Setting up Microsoft Messaging QueueService(MSMQ) on your mobile device
  • Writing your first MSMQ application
  • Setting up MSMQ on your server
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Setting up MySQL Replication for High Availability

by Alex Davies | May 2010 | Cookbooks MySQL Open Source Web Development

MySQL Replication is a feature of the MySQL server that allows you to replicate data from one MySQL database server (called the master) to one or more MySQL database servers (slaves). MySQL Replication has been supported in MySQL for a very long time and is an extremely flexible and powerful technology. Depending on the configuration, you can replicate all databases, selected databases, or even selected tables within a database.

In this article, by Alex Davies, author of High Availability MySQL Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Designing a replication setup
  • Configuring a replication master
  • Configuring a replication slave without synchronizing data
  • Configuring a replication slave and migrating data with a simple SQL dump
  • Using LVM to reduce downtime on master when bringing a slave online
  • Replication safety tricks

Installing and Managing Multi Master Replication Manager(MMM) for MySQL High Availability is covered seperately.

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