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Administrating Solr

by Surendra Mohan | October 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article created by Surendra Mohan, the author of Administrating Solr, we will learn how to nest a query within another query, about stats.jsp, how to use ping status, and what are business rules, how and when they prove to be important for us and how to write your custom rule using Drools.

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Adjusting Key Parameters in R

by Hrishi V. Mittal | January 2011 | Open Source

The R base library has very powerful graphical capabilities. While you can produce pretty much any type of graph with a couple of lines of code, the default layout and look of the graph is often very basic. Sometimes, you may run into problems such as axis labels and titles getting chopped off at the edges or the legend size or position may mask part of your graph. Sometimes, the default color combinations may not be suitable for presentation or publication.

In this article by Hrishi V. Mittal, author of R Graph Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Setting colors of points, lines, and bars
  • Setting plot background colors
  • Setting colors for text elements: axis annotations, labels, plot titles, and legends
  • Choosing color combinations and palettes
  • Setting fonts for annotations and titles

Let’s get started!

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ADempiere 3.6: Building and Configuring Web Services

by Ajit Kumar | March 2011 | Open Source

ADempiere is one the of the leading open source ERP products in today''s business market. ADempiere offers everything you need from efficient data management, streamlining business processes, reduction in costs, and minimal complexity to make your business successful.

In this article by Ajit Kumar, author of ADempiere 3.6 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Building Web services support
  • Configuring Web services
  • Configuring a Web service to create a record
  • Configuring a Web service to read a record
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Adding Worksheets and Resources with Moodle

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

In this article by Mary Cooch, we will learn how to save energy. Not only our own, but the world's too! Moodle's main attraction, to many teachers, is the fact that you can upload all of those worksheets that you hand out in class (and that your students lose). When you've done it once, they are there for as long as you need them—so you don't have to find and print them off the next time you do that topic, and fewer trees will be felled in the name of education!
In this article, we shall:

 

  • Put an information sheet about the River Thames into Moodle
  • Load a whole week's slideshows about River processes into Moodle in a neat folder
  • Make a click here type link (this is known as a hyperlink) to the River Thames web site
  • Create a worksheet about flooding by typing it straight into Moodle
  • Make our page a bit prettier now that we've got some real stuff on it
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Adding Web Controls to Custom Modules in DotNetNuke

by John K Murphy | October 2010 | Cookbooks Open Source

In the previous article, Web Controls in DotNetNuke, we took a look at the Web Controls in DotNetNuke.

In this article by John K. Murphy, author of DotNetNuke 5.4 Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Showing data in a Treeview
  • Using a Tabstrip to separate content
  • Using a CAPTCHA control for security
  • Creating a multi-state checkbox

 

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Adding User Comments in Agile

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

The ability for users to engage in a dialogue about project issues is an important part of what any issue tracking tool should provide. One way to achieve this is to allow users to leave comments directly on the issues. The comments will form a conversation about the issue and provide an immediate, as well as historical context to help track the full lifespan of any issue. We will also use comments to demonstrate using Yii widgets and establishing a portlet model for delivering content to the user (for more information on Portlets , visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portlet ).

In this article by Jeffery Winesett, author of Agile Web Application Development with Yii1.1 and PHP5, we will focus on some of the nice-to-have features in our TrackStar application. The first of these features that we will tackle is the ability for users to leave comments on project issues.

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Adding Sound, Music, and Video in 3D Game Development with Microsoft Silverlight 3: Part 1

by Gastón C. Hillar | October 2009 | Beginner's Guides Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Gastón C. Hillar we will add sounds, music and videos to the game. By reading this article and following the exercises, we will learn how to:

  • Add background music to the game
  • Generate sounds associated to the game events
  • Take advantage of multiple channel audio
  • Control the reproduction of concurrent sounds
  • Organize the media elements for the game
  • Prepare our media elements for their use in Silverlight applications
  • Take advantage of Silverlight 3 performance enhancements for videos
  • Reproduce videos combined with animated projections
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Adding Reporting Capabilities to our Java Applications Using JasperReports 3.5

by David R. Heffelfinger | August 2009 | Java Open Source

This article by David Heffelfinger teaches you how to add reporting capabilities to our Java applications. This can be easily done by taking advantage of the classes included in the JasperReports class library. JasperReports can be easily embedded into both client and server-side Java applications simply by adding the required libraries to our CLASSPATH and calling the appropriate methods in the JasperReports API.

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Adding Raster Layers

by Alper Dincer Balkan Uraz | December 2013 | Web Development

In this article by Alper Dincer and Balkan Uraz, the authors of the book Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Styling of Google base maps
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Adding Pages, Image Gallery, and Plugins to a WordPress Blog

by April Hodge Silver Hasin Hayder | June 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

WordPress offers you a lot more than simply posts, comments, and categories. In this article by Hasin Hayder and April Hodge Silver, we will explore and control all of the other content types that WordPress already has. You'll be able to create static pages that aren't a part of your ongoing blog, bookmark links that will drive visitors to your friends, and add and manage built-in image galleries to display photos and other images. You'll also learn how to add plugins, which will enhance the capabilities of your entire website.

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Adding Newsletters to a Web Site Using Drupal 6

by Mark Noble | December 2008 | MySQL PHP Web Development

In this article by Mark Noble, we will introduce our imaginary client, the Good Eatin' Bistro, and discuss their plans to build a newsletter for their web site. We will add some new features which will allow Chef Wanyama, who is the owner of the Good Eatin' Bistro, a popular upscale restaurant, to keep his customers informed of current events at Good Eatin' restaurant. We will provide a new means of communication. The feature which is covered in this article is a quarterly newsletter that customers can subscribe to. The newsletter will contain valuable information from Chef Wanyama including coupons, news, recipes, and more.

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Adding Interactivity and Completing Your Site

by Divya Manian | December 2012 | Open Source Web Development

HTML5 Boilerplate is the number one choice for many web developers to get their projects going. It allows you to deploy quality websites successfully and quickly while also ensuring robust cross-browser performance.

This article by Divya Manian, author of HTML5 Boilerplate Web Development, will help you discover how to do feature-detection, add some interactivity with JavaScript, and finalize your website implementation.

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Adding Interactive Course Material in Moodle 1.9: Part 1

by William Rice | July 2009 | Moodle Open Source

In this three-part article series by William Rice, we will learn how to add Interactive course material in Moodle. Interactive course activities enable students to interact with the instructor, the learning system, or each other. Note that Moodle doesn't categorize activities into 'Interactive' and 'Static'. In Moodle, all activities are added from the Add an activity... menu after turning the editing on. We use the terms 'Interactive' and 'Static' as a convenient way to categorize the activities that Moodle offers.

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Adding Interactive Course Material in Moodle 1.9: Part 1

by William Rice | January 2009 | Moodle Open Source

In this three-part article series by William Rice, we will learn how to add Interactive course material in Moodle. Interactive course activities enable students to interact with the instructor, the learning system, or each other. Note that Moodle doesn't categorize activities into 'Interactive' and 'Static'. In Moodle, all activities are added from the Add an activity... menu after turning the editing on. We use the terms 'Interactive' and 'Static' as a convenient way to categorize the activities that Moodle offers.

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Adding Image Content in Joomla!

by Allan Walker | February 2010 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Next to text content, images are one of the most utilized multimedia resources in web pages. They can be used to inform and educate the reader, offer help with navigation, and to enhance the design and user's overall visual experience.

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, will provide the assistance to help utilize image content effectively within your Joomla! website. We look at:

  • Why we use images in websites
  • Image formats and which ones to use
  • Including images in articles and modules
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Adding health checks

by Alexandros Dallas | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Alexandros Dallas, the author of RESTful Web Services with Dropwizard, deals with the implementation of runtime tests for our application, which are known as health checks. You will be guided through the implementation of a health check that ensures that your HTTP client can indeed interact with a web service.

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Adding Graphics to the Map

by Eric Pimpler | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Eric Pimpler the author of the book Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications has described the reader how to display temporary points, lines, and polygons in GraphicsLayer on the map. GraphicsLayer is a separate layer that always resides on top of other layers and stores all the graphics associated with the map.

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