In this article series by Ian Lackey and Michael Washington, we will be exploring the core functionality of the DotNetNuke architecture. We will be using the Source Code version of DotNetNuke 5.2.2 that can be downloaded from the DotNetNuke CodePlex site. We will start with an overview of the architecture, touching on key concepts employed by DotNetNuke. After this, we will examine some of the major sections that make up the framework. Finally, after we learn about the objects that make up the core, we will follow a request for a page through this process to find out how each page is dynamically created.Read Understanding the DotNetNuke Core Architecture in full
In this article by David J. Parker, author of Microsoft Visio 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation, we will discuss Microsoft Visio ShapeSheet™ and the key sections, rows, and cells, along with the functions available for writing ShapeSheet™ formulae, where relevant for structured diagrams.Read Understanding ShapeSheet™ in Microsoft Visio 2010 in full
The core of any Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) revolves around the definition of services and the way in which these services communicate with each other. How you choose to break up your application into services, whether dealing with the integration of legacy components or designing new functionality, and how they communicate can have a large effect on the performance, flexibility and resilience of your application.
In this article by Kevin Conner and Magesh Kumar Bojan, author of http://www.packtpub.com/jboss-esb-beginners-guide/book/pd/JBoss-abr1/021... " target="_blank">JBoss ESB Beginner's Guide, we will cover JBoss ESB Services, explaining the structure of the ESB message, the mechanics behind the Action Pipeline and the choices you have for implementing actions.
You will learn about:
- The structure of ESB messages and how to validate them
- The configuration mechanism within JBoss ESB
- The service pipeline and service actions
- Service chaining and continuations
- Transactional behavior and its effect on the pipeline
- Security context and its propagation
In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, author of Wordpress 3.0 jQuery, we will understand the following:
- What WordPress themes are and do
- The basics of creating your own WordPress themes
In this article by Frank LaVigne, author of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development, we shall understand Expression Blend and how to use it in conjunction with Visual Studio.Read Understanding Expression Blend and How to Use it with Silverlight 4 in full
The key objective driving service-oriented architecture is to move the IT organization closer to the business. Creation of services and their assembly into composite applications and processes is the mechanism by which IT can move to be more responsive to the business. However, it is the provision of real-time business information via dashboards that really gives business the confidence that IT can deliver. In this article by Matt Wright, we will examine how to use BAM (Business Activity Monitoring).Read Understanding Business Activity Monitoring in Oracle SOA Suite in full
In this article by David Herron, author of Node Web Development, we shall:
- Learn what a module is
- Learn about the CommonJS module specification
- Learn how Node finds modules
One of the greatest things about a Linux based Desktop environment is the ability to customize nearly everything you see. In this article by Christer Edwards, we will see how to find hidden UI options as well as save all of your customizations for easy replication. By the end of this article you'll know how to automate (script) the customization of your desktop down to the very last detail.Read Ubuntu User Interface Tweaks in full
This article by Christer Edwards outlines how to install Ubuntu Server from scratch, install and configure the LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) packages and get the Wordpress blogging software installed and configured in under 15 minutes. It may take more than that time to initially read the article, but after you've given it a once-over and have the required components ready, you'll be able to install a machine from scratch and have your own blog up and running in 15 minutes!Read Ubuntu Server and WordPress in 15 Minutes Flat in full
In this article by Christer Edwards, you'll learn a number of different ways to upgrade an existing Ubuntu installation. Whether it is a Desktop, Laptop or Server, you'll find instructions below. These methods have been tested by volunteers around the world and should prove to be simple and problem free for you as well.Read Ubuntu 9.10: How To Upgrade in full
In this article by Dan Osipov, we will see how external services specifically Flickr and YouTube, can be leveraged to expand the system. We pull in files from YouTube and Flickr.Read TYPO3 for Connecting External APIs: Flicker and Youtube in full
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 already provides a number of services out-of-the-box. These services together with additional services that can be developed can be divided into three types. Each of the service types has its own characteristics and a different approach to create them.
This article by Klaas Deforche and Kenny Saelen authors of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services discusses about these services in detail.Read Types of services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in full
Your application and its database certainly deal with things of significance to your organization that you care to computerize, automate some of their aspects, and to store data about them. Product and services are examples of these things—the fundamental aspects that any organization must take care of.
This article by Djoni Darmawikarta introduces three patterns for modeling: Type, Subtype, and Category. These three logical data modeling patterns are common structures applicable to any kind of organization.Read Type, Subtype, and Category Patterns in Logical Data Modeling in full
Here at Packt, we've decided to do something quite funky. Rather than paying for a book, we figured, 'why not just ask for a tweet instead?'
So, hit the 'Pay with a tweet' button above, and we’ll give you a code that entitles you to a FREE eBook from our LITE series. Any LITE book you like. Want to know more about Oracle Database Utilities? How about a bit of Unity game development? It's up to you!
Moving to Prezi doesn't have to mean abandoning all the hard work you've put into perfecting your PowerPoint slides. That work is still useful, as you can import your PowerPoint into Prezi. This is a good starting point as it allows you to rework your familiar content.
This article by Domi Sinclair, author of Instant Prezi for Education How-to takes you through the steps to creating more engaging presentations using Prezi.Read Turning your PowerPoint presentation into a Prezi in full
The generic term "tuning security … " some say, it's an oxymoron. Why so? Well, in many cases, tightening up security is normally reflected in poor performance. So, if a portion of your environment is performing poorly, it may need a review of the security configuration in order to see if loosening it a bit does not compromise the environment itself. This article by Omar Siliceo, author of IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security, briefly describes tuning in three major areas:
- General security configuration
- CSIv2 connectivity
- LDAP and Web authentication
The performance of any application running on the application server is the result of a complex interaction of many aspects. In this article, we have shown some of the most important factors that influence the performance of the application server and ultimately of the applications running on the top of it.
Performance tuning is not, however, a one-time task, but a continuous activity that needs to be performed at various stages in the software production process. Once you have learnt how to carry out the tuning strategies on the application server main components (in particular, the server pools configured in it, the logging policies, and data caching) and the JVM environment, then JBoss AS 7 can provide superior application performance and add important value to your business.Read Tuning jBoss AS 7 Performance in full
If you have a working phone system with extensions, voicemail, digital receptionists, call queues, and several other features and you want to call home or have a customer call you, what will you do? For that, you need to connect 3CX outside your internal network. This connection is called as trunk. In this article by Matthew M. Landis and Robert Lloyd, authors of The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial, we will cover:
- PSTN trunks
- SIP trunks
- Introduction to dial plans
- Hardware needed for analog lines