In this article, by Brandon Corbin, author of WordPress Top Plugins, we will cover:
- GD Star Rating
- Better Tag Cloud
- Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
- My Page Order
- Get Recent Comments
- Viper's Video Quicktags
- WP Greet Box
- NextGen Gallery
Welcome to Geek of the Year 2011!
What is it?
Geek of the Year is a contest held on Facebook that aims to recognize the most impressive and progressive Geeks across the globe (or that have ever lived).
We think we should all acknowledge that being a geek isn't a bad thing! Geeks are shaping the world!Read Geek of the Year 2011 in full
This article by Rick Barton the author of the book Talend Open Studio Cookbook focuses on gathering the rejects. As an alternative to collecting incorrect rows up to the point where a job fails (Die on error), you may wish to capture all rejects from an input before killing a job.
This has the advantage of enabling support personnel to identify all problems with source data in a single pass, rather than having to re-execute a job continually to find and fix a single error / set of errors at a time.Read Gathering all rejects prior to killing a job in full
In this article by Michael W. Picher, we will learn all about gateways in sipXecs 4.0. We will discuss how to add gateways which will include managed gateways and unmanaged gateways. Managed gateways will include PSTN Lines, Caller ID, Dial Plan, SIP, Voice Codecs, Proxy and Registration, DTMF & Dialing, Advanced Parameters, Supplementary Services, FXO, Network, Media, RTP/RTPC and Management. Unmanaged gateways will cover Add gateway, Caller ID and Dial Plan. We will also learn about SIP Trunks towards the end of the discussion.Read Gateways in sipXecs 4.0: Part 1 in full
In this article by Detrick DeBurr, the author of Build Gamified Websites with PHP and jQuery, we will follow a Gamification Design Framework, which is made up of six components. They are:
- Business objectives
- Target behaviors
- Activity loops
Over the next few pages, we will take a closer look at each and begin to put "meat" on the "bones" of our gamified e-learning website.
We will wrap up this article with a mock-up of what our final product will look like at a high level. This will make getting in the details and building our application considerably easier.Read Gamified Websites: The Framework in full
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
In this article by Marcin Jamro, author of Windows Phone 8 Game Development, we will learn how to test the application and prepare it for submission. The process of testing the game may be very complex, but it can be made easier by using dedicated tools, which will be presented in this article. While developing the game for the Windows Phone 8 platform, we should carefully test various aspects, including using sensors, different screen resolutions, localization, and, of course, the performance.Read Game Publishing in full
In this article by Jobin Kuruvilla author of JIRA Development Cookbook, we will cover:
- Writing JIRA 4 gadgets
- Invoking REST services from gadgets
- Configuring user preferences in gadgets
- Accessing gadgets outside of JIRA
This article by Edwin Schouten, author of IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials, widens our view to the platform as a service solutions on top of IBM® SmartCloud® Enterprise and take a little peek into the foreseeable future.Read Further Developments in full
XHTML Mobile Profile (XHTML MP) is the standard language for mobile web development. XHTML MP is an XHTML variant. It offers richer presentation and is very similar to HTML. XHTML MP is built on top of XHTML Basic. In this article by Nirav Mehta, we will have a look at the fundamentals of XHTML MP and the grammar which must be followed for development in it.Read Fundamentals of XHTML MP in Mobile Web Development in full
These days, security is the most vital subject for any organization irrespective of their size or the kind of the business they do. The primary reason for this is that organizations don't want to lose their reputation or business over compromises affecting security; secondly, they have to meet legal and regulatory requirements. When it comes to technical security of the infrastructure, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (PT or PenTest) play the most vital role. This article by Himanshu Kumar, the author of Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing, illustrates what a PT or PenTest is, why it is required and how to set up and manage Nessus for your organization.
This article will introduce you to Nessus, a tool for vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. We will also cover the following topics:
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Penetration testing
- Introduction to Nessus
- Installing Nessus on different platforms
- Updating Nessus plugins
- Nessus user management
- Nessus system configuration
JMeter is a 100% pure Java desktop application. JMeter is found to be very useful and convenient in support of functional testing. Although JMeter is known more as a performance testing tool, functional testing elements can be integrated within the Test Plan, which was originally designed to support load testing. Many other load-testing tools provide little or none of this feature, restricting themselves to performance-testing purposes. Besides integrating functional-testing elements along with load-testing elements in the Test Plan, you can also create a Test Plan that runs these exclusively. In other words, aside from creating a Load Test Plan, JMeter also allows you to create a Functional Test Plan. This flexibility is certainly resource-efficient for the testing project.
In this article by Emily H. Halili, we will give you a walkthrough on how to create a Test Plan as we incorporate and/or configure JMeter elements to support functional testing.Read Functional Testing with JMeter in full
In this article by Stefano Fornari, we will learn about one of the most exciting capabilities of Fuanambol: Mobile e-mail.
One of the biggest advantages of the Funambol platform is that with the same system, Maria can provide e-mail and PIM sync on many mobile platforms, including:
- Windows Mobile PDA and phones
- Symbian smartphones
- BlackBerry phones
- Java-enabled phones
- Apple iPhone
This article by Stefano Fornari explains how to develop extensions for the Funambol DS Service so that a developer can create integrations with other backend datasources.
The following sections present several concepts related to how Funambol can be used to build mobile applications. Before digging into the details of Funambol development, it is useful to describe some basic concepts of data synchronization, as it is the foundation for Funambol applications and services.Read Funambol development in full
In this article by Ross Tweedie, author of the book Learning FuelPHP for Effective PHP Development, we will learn what is FuelPHP. FuelPHP is a fresh approach to frameworks that strive to be more community-driven. There are already more than a hundred developers contributing and extending the source code. There are many more helping to provide some of the best documentation for a framework currently available.
The topics covered in this article are:
- A brief history of FuelPHP
- Features of FuelPHP
- What to look forward to in Version 2
In this article by Alex Buchner, you would learn how to customize the front page of your Moodle site. Before taking an insight into this, let's first take a general overview of Moodle's look and feel elements.Read Front Page Customization in Moodle in full