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Creating a Better Selling Experience with Drupal e-Commerce

by Michael Peacock | March 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Michael Peacock, we will focus on creating a better selling experience for the customers of a store using a Drupal e-commerce website called 'Doug's Dinos!'.

In this article, we will learn:

  • How to add a shopping cart
  • How to add search features
  • How to auto-create user accounts
  • How to include images on our product listings
  • How to provide discounts to customers based on their role
  • How to enable coupons so customers can get discounts
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Creating a Basic Vaadin Project

by Nicolas Fränkel | December 2011 | Web Services Open Source Web Development

Vaadin is a new Java web framework for making applications look great and perform well, making your users happy. Vaadin promises to make your user interfaces attractive and usable while easing your development efforts and boosting your productivity.

In this article by Nicolas Frankel, author of Learning Vaadin, we will:

  • Learn key concepts behind the Vaadin framework
  • Have an overview of its internal architecture
  • See how to deploy a Vaadin application to a servlet container, be it in an IDE or outside it
  • See how to update the previously developed application with a very simple interaction in order to display "Hello Vaadin!"
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Creating a basic JavaScript plugin

by Gordon Beeming | January 2014 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Gordon Beeming, the author of the book Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization, we are going to explore in Web Access how to create a basic JavaScript plugin that will display work item IDs on both the task and portfolio boards and the state of requirements on the task board.

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Creating a 3D world to roam in

by Tim Cox | April 2014 | Open Source

This article by Tim Cox, the author of Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers, covers how to create a 3D world in which we can roam around.

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CreateJS – Performing Animation and Transforming Function

by Afshin Mehrabani | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Afshin Mehrabani, author of the book Getting started with CreateJS, we are going to talk about and use the Animation and Transforming function of CreateJS. In this article, we use TweenJS and EaselJS to create basic animation in browsers.

You can then use these functions to create more innovative animations.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  1. Creating animations with CreateJS
  2. Understanding TweenJS
  3. Understanding the TweenJS API
  4. Creating simple animations
  5. Transforming shapes
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Create a Quick Application in CakePHP: Part 1

by Ahsanul Bari Anupom Syam | September 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP

In this article by Ahsanul Bari and Anupom Syam, we will learn some of the important aspects of CakePHP. We will learn how we can create an application that we call the CakeTooDoo. It can manage to-do lists, list all the tasks, add tasks, edit tasks, and delete tasks.

This article will show how we can create a database that follows the Cake convention, and how to configure Cake to use it. It will also discuss how to create models, controllers, views, and the conventions that we need to follow to make them work together.

We will discuss a few important model functions like find(), create(), save(), del() and the use of controller functions like set() and redirect(). The HTML Form and the Time Helper will also be introduced, and we will see how the functions of these helpers can make it easier to display views.

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Create a Local Ubuntu Repository using Apt-Mirror and Apt-Cacher

by Christer Edwards | August 2009 | Linux Servers

How can a company or organization minimize bandwidth costs when maintaining multiple Ubuntu installations? With bandwidth becoming the currency of the new millennium, being responsible with the bandwidth you have can be a real concern. In this article by Christer Edwards, we will learn how to create, maintain and make available a local Ubuntu repository mirror, allowing you to save bandwidth and improve network efficiency with each machine you add to your network.

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CQL for client applications

by Amresh Singh | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article, by Amresh Singh, the author of Instant Cassandra Query Language discusses about how CQL can be used for client applications.

CQL 3 is being pushed as a standard for building applications over Cassandra. Running CQL queries on the shell is fine for viewing and modifying the data for testing purpose, but the actual use of CQL lies with building applications just the way SQL is used with JDBC.

Next, we are going to explain the three ways using which you can build Java applications over Cassandra (it's possible to build applications in other programming languages as well via appropriate drivers and clients).

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Core SQL Server 2008 R2 Technologies: Deploying Master Data Services

by Satya Shyam K Jayanty | May 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

SQL Server 2008 R2 has a flurry of new enhancements added to the core database engine and business intelligence suite like SQLAzure, DAC PACK and UCP. In addition to the new features and internal enhancements, SQL Server 2008 R2 includes external components such as Master Data Services (MDS). The recipes in this article involve the planning, design, and implementation of features that are added and they are important to the management of the core technologies of SQL Server 2008 R2.

In this article by Satya Shyam K Jayanty, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing and configuring a Master Data Services solution
  • Designing and deploying a framework to use Master Data Services

The reader would benefit from the previous article on Managing Core SQL Server 2008 R2 Technologies

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Core Data iOS: Designing a Data Model and Building Data Objects

by B.M.Harwani | May 2011 | Web Services Web Graphics & Video

This article introduces the working of UITableView and explains step-by-step how information is displayed via the table view. Array can be used to display information through the Table View control. The article explains the different methods used in displaying information through table view and also how to add more information to the existing information being displayed via table view.

Assume that we want to create an application "Sales Record System of a Store" where we want to keep the information of the customers along with the product details sold to each of them.

In this article by B.M. Harwani, author of Core Data iOS Essentials, we will design a data model for keeping the customer's information, that is, we will define a Customer entity and its attributes. After designing data model, we build data object (classes) associated with the Customer entity.

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Core .NET Recipes

by A P Rajshekhar | March 2013 | .NET Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by A.P. Rajshekhar, author of .Net Framework 4.5 Expert Programming Cookbook , will cover recipes related to core concepts in .NET, which will include the following:

  • Metadata-driven programming: The first six recipes will cover how to use attributes as metadata for specific purposes such as validation and localization.

  • Reflection: The Processing custom attributes via reflection recipe will tell you how to use reflection to create metadata processors such as applications or libraries that can understand custom attributes and provide the output based on them.

  • Asynchronous file I/O: This is a new feature for file input/output introduced in .NET 4.5. The Using asynchronous file I/O for directory-to-directory copy recipe will cover this feature.

  • Dynamic programming: .NET 4.0 introduced the concept of dynamic programming, in which blocks of code marked as dynamic will be executed directly, bypassing the compilation phase. We will look at this in the last recipe, Accessing JSON using dynamic programming.

 

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Copying a Database from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 using the Copy Database Wizard

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | April 2008 | .NET Microsoft

This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how to migrate a database from SQL Server 2005 (should work for 2000 as well) to SQL Server 2008 using the Copy Database tool in SQL Server 2008. In an earlier article we saw how this can be done manually by detaching the database from the SQL 2005 and then attaching it to the SQL 2008 server using the SQL Server Management Studio.

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Cooking XML with OOP

by Hasin Hayder | February 2008 | MySQL Open Source PHP

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a very important format for storing multi‑purpose data. It is also known as universal data format, as you can represent anything and visualize the data properly with the help of a renderer. One of the biggest advantages of XML is that it can be converted from one form of data into another easily with the help of XSLT. Also, XML data is highly readable.

One of the great blessings of PHP5 is its excellent support to manipulate XML. PHP5 comes bundled with new XML extensions for processing XML easily. You have a whole new SimpleXML API to read XML documents in a pure object-oriented way. Also, you have the DOMDocument object to parse and create XML documents. In this article by Hasin Hayder, we will learn these APIs and learn how to successfully process XML with PHP.

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Converting XML to PDF

by Deepak Vohra | April 2009 | Oracle

In this article by Deepak Vohra, you will learn to convert a XML document to a PDF document. This process will include setting the environment, converting the XML document to XSL-FO, parsing the XML document which further explains generating XSL-FO document, after which we finally move to converting the XSL-FO document to a PDF document.

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Converting tables into graphs (Advanced)

by Fernando Monteiro | May 2013 | Open Source

Another alternative much discussed by the community of developers is transforming the table into a graphic when it is being displayed on small screen devices. This is not an easy task taking into account the size and amount of data that a table can have.

Let's see an alternative solution combining the previous recipes with another plugin for rendering graphics. The main reason for this combination is we use only one plugin per page, thus optimizing our load.

This article by Fernando Monteiro, the author of the book, Instant HTML5 Responsive Table Design How-to explains what happens when we convert the data and display a nice graphic for our users using a properly formatted table.

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Controlling Which Class Sees Our Resources in Moodle 1.9

by Mary Cooch | November 2009 | e-Learning Moodle Open Source

Very often in Moodle we might have several teachers working together on the same course but with different classes. We saw in the article Setting up your Moodle gradebook that this is made easier by the use of groups where each teacher and their students can be put into one class or "group" in the gradebook. In this article by Mary Cooch, we will see how the resources can be accessed by the group selectively by using "groupings" in Moodle.

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Control templates, Visual State Manager, and Event Handlers in Silverlight 4

by Frank LaVigne | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Frank LaVigne, author of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development, we shall use control templates to enhance the look and feel of the navigation widget.

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Control of File Types in Ubuntu

by Delan Azabani | April 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source

Ubuntu uses advanced systems for detecting file types and associating them with applications, but it's not that hard to dive in and take some control over the formats. In this article by Delan Azabani, you'll learn how Ubuntu identifies file types, how to use Assogiate to control these processes, using Ubuntu Tweak to associate types with applications and use Bless to inspect binary files.

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Continuous Integration

by Zdenek Machek | May 2014 | Open Source Web Development

You have code and you have tests, but now you need to take complete advantage of them in order for them to really help you. What you need to do is run these tests, process the results, and then receive a notification if they fail. This is where we are heading in this article by Zdenek Machek, author of PHPUnit Essentials, and there are a few really good open source or free solutions available that can help you.

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