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Creating a Recent Comments Widget in Agile

by Jeffrey Winesett | August 2010 | Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Jeffery Winesett, author of Agile Web Application Development with Yii1.1 and PHP5, we are going to turn our focus to the second primary goal of this iteration. As seen in the previous article Adding User Comments in Agile, we now have the ability to leave comments on issues.

We want to display to the user a list of all of the recent comments that have been left on various issues across all of the projects. This will provide a nice snapshot of user communication activity within the application. We also want to build this small block of content in a manner that will allow it to be re-used in various different locations throughout the site. This is very much in the style of web portal applications such as news forums, weather reporting applications and sites such as Yahoo and iGoogle. These small snippets of content are often referred to as portlets, and this is why we referred to building a portlet architecture at the beginning of this iteration. Again, you can refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portlet for more information on this topic.

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Creating a Quiz in Moodle

by Jason Myrick | March 2011 | Moodle Open Source

Using computers to test is becoming commonplace. Computers are everywhere and they are able to speed up and do so many things that they have become necessary in many fields, and testing is no exception. The Moodle team has put together a variety of activities that allow us to create and deliver a variety of tests with ease, many of them graded automatically and with instant feedback, making Moodle Quiz a very useful tool. In this article we will take a look at creating a full quiz in the Quiz module. We will learn how to create a complete quiz using the Quiz module, as well as use some new options.

In this article by Jason Myrick, author of Moodle 1.9 Testing and Assessment, we will:

  • Create a complete test
  • Use a variety of options we have not used before
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Creating a Quick Logo for a Company with GIMP 2.6

by Juan Manuel Ferreyra | April 2011 | Cookbooks Open Source Web Graphics & Video

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GIMP comes with a wide variety of filters and effects. Now, we are going to use some of them with just text layers, to give you a clear idea of how to create great looking text starting from a solid-color font.

In this article by Juan Manuel Ferreyra, author of GIMP 2.6 Cookbook, we are going to create a logo for a company in no time by using a few filters and just little work.

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Creating a Puzzle App

by Daniel Williams | September 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Daniel Williams, the author of Corona SDK Application Design, we will discuss how to use Corona's feature set to create our first business app. Although developing business style apps can be the corner stone of your company, they can get a little boring. In this article, we will learn how to create our very first game with Corona SDK.

Let's get started!

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Creating a pop-up menu

by Ram Kulkarni | June 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Ram Kulkarni author of Instant Eclipse 4 RCP Development How-to [Instant], we will create a pop-up menu that will be displayed when you right-click in the snippets list. If no snippet is selected at a location where you right-click, then we will display a pop-up menu with a single option to add a snippet. If there is a snippet at the location, then we would display a menu that has options to delete the snippet and add a snippet.

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Creating a pivot table

by Leo Taehyung Lee | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Leo Taehyung Lee, the author of Instant Creating Data Models with PowerPivot How-to, we will learn to use the raw data to make some pivot tables that can help us make smart business decisions!

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Creating a Photo Gallery with ExpressionEngine 2

by Leonard Murphy | October 2010 | Content Management Web Development

Although ExpressionEngine 2 does not come with a built-in photo gallery module, it does have many features designed to make working with photos easier. In this article by Leonard Murphy, author of Building Websites with Expression Engine 2.X, you will create a photo gallery channel, use file manager to manage your photos, and use jQuery to display the photos on your website.

Although this article focuses on building a tool for Ed & Eg to share their personal photos, the techniques in this article will be useful in any situation where you want to display images—whether personal photos, a portfolio of your work or items for sale.

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Creating a NHibernate session to access database within ASP.NET

by Aaron Cure | May 2010 | .NET Open Source

NHibernate is an open source object-relational mapper, or simply put, a way to rapidly retrieve data from your database into standard .NET objects. This article teaches you how to create NHibernate sessions, which use database sessions to retrieve and store data into the database.

In this article by Aaron B. Cure, author of Nhibernate 2 Beginner's Guide we'll talk about:

  • What is an NHibernate session?
  • How does it differ from a regular database session?
  • Retrieving and committing data
  • Session strategies for ASP.NET
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Creating a new Zen Cart Template

by Suhreed Sarkar | April 2009 | e-Commerce Open Source

In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, he discusses how to create a new zen cart template. Creating a new template for Zen Cart is fun. Prior to version 1.3.x of Zen Cart, some HTML tables were used for layout. But in version 1.3.x onwards, Zen Cart has fully abandoned the use of HTML tables for layout, using a CSS-based layout instead. This step-by-step guide enables you to change the text and graphics displayed in the front-end, customize the look and feel by editing files, understand and apply the template override system, modify and create new templates, and finally modify email templates.It will help you make the shop more attractive with the new templates.

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Creating a New Publication using Mobile Database Workbench with Oracle Mobile Server

by Edmund Tan | May 2010 | .NET

In this article by Edmund Tan, author of .NET Compact Framework 3.5 Data Driven Applications, we will learn how to create a new publication using the Mobile Database Workbench. We will discuss the following:

  • Creating a new mobile project
  • Adding publication items to your project
  • Adding sequence items to your project
  • Adding a publication to your project
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Creating a New iOS Social Project

by Giuseppe Macrì | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article, by Giuseppe Macri, author of Integrating Facebook iOS SDK with Your Application, we will learn about:

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Creating a new forum

by Rhys Wynne | August 2013 | MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

This article by Rhys Wynne, author of bbPress Complete, covers how to create a forum in bbPress.

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Creating a matrix report using the Analysis Services Cube

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | June 2009 | Microsoft PHP

The Analysis Services can also be configured when the SQL Server 2008 is installed. Out of the box the analysis server has no objects and you need to deploy a database to work with this service. Two previous articles described the process of creating a CUBE from scratch using the TestNorthwind database, a copy of the Northwind database. In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, we will be authoring a report based on an analysis services CUBE.

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Creating a Lazarus Component

by Roderick Person | April 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Roderick Person, author of Getting Started with Lazarus IDE, we are going to look at creating new components for Lazarus. We will do this by:

  • Creating a message-logging component

  • Adding properties to the components that appear in the Object Inspector window when a component is used in design time

  • Adding events of the components that appear in the Object Inspector window when a component is used in design time

  • Learning the basics of creating a Property Editor window

  • Learning the basics of creating a Component Editor window and looking at the TCheckListBoxComponentEditor component are some examples

So let's begin.

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Creating a Layout Example in Inkscape

by Bethany Hiitola | November 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In the previous article, Designing Site Layouts in Inkscape, we saw the web layout and its principles.

In this article by Bethany Hiitola, author of Inkscape 0.48 Essentials for Web Designers, we will create a web page layout. This part of web development allows the most creative expression for web designers. It's creating a mock up of how the web page will look when complete. Mock ups are graphic images of the web page, so we don't worry about all the technical details in making the web page work, just how it looks.

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Creating a holiday request InfoPath form and publishing it to a form library

by Adrian Colquhoun | November 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

SharePoint 2010 uses InfoPath 2010 to create rich, powerful electronic forms. InfoPath forms can replace the default forms used for SharePoint lists or act as custom forms that provide the user interface and business rules required to run a custom business process.

In this article written by Dr Adrian Colquhoun, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook, he teaches you how to create a holiday request InfoPath form and publish it to a Form Library.

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Creating a holiday request InfoPath form and publishing it to a form library

by Adrian Colquhoun | November 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article written by Dr Adrian Colquhoun, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook, we will cover:

  1. Creating a holiday request InfoPath form and publishing it to a Form Library

Introduction

The recipe in this article teaches you how to create a holiday request InfoPath form and publish it to a Form Library.

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Creating a file server (Samba)

by Rick Golden | April 2013 | Cookbooks

This article by Rick Golden, author of Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook, shows how the Raspberry Pi can be configured to become a file server on the local network.

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Creating a Direct2D game window class

by Michael Fontanini | December 2013 | Games Open Source

This article written by Michael Fontanini, the author of the book Game Development with SlimDX, focuses on drawing 2D graphics using Direct2D.

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Creating a Dialplan in Asterisk 1.6: Part 2

by Barrie Dempster David Gomillion David Merel | September 2009 | Networking & Telephony

In the previous part of the article by Barrie Dempster, David Gomillion, and David Merel we saw how to create a context, extension, and outgoing extensions. In this part we will learn about Advanced Call Distribution, Automated attendants, and System services.

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