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Moodle 1.9 Theme Design: Customizing the Header and Footer (Part 2)

by Paul James Gadsdon | April 2010 | Moodle Open Source Web Development

Packt are due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future Moodle titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.

Read Part One of Moodle 1.9 Theme Design: Customizing the Header and Footer here.

Having dealt with customizing the header in the first part of this two-part article by Paul James Gadsdon, author of Moodle 1.9 Theme Design: Beginner's Guide, we will further look into customizing the footer and also cover browser compatability.

Read Moodle 1.9 Theme Design: Customizing the Header and Footer (Part 2) in full

Tracking SQL Queries for a Request using Django

by Karen M. Tracey | April 2010 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

Packt is due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future VirtualBox titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here

In this article by Karen M. Tracey, author of the book Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging, we will develop a template code that can be used to include information about all of the SQL queries needed to render a page in the page itself.

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Developing SOA Applications using POJOs

by David Salter | April 2010 | Java

PoJos – Plain Old Java Objects, are, as the name describes, simple, ordinary Java objects. They do not have to be derived from a specific class, nor do they have to implement any specific interfaces. In the modern world of Java EE development where the latest frameworks have made enterprise development easier, wouldn't it be good if we could develop SOA based applications using PoJos? Fortunately, GlassFish ESB (OpenESB) allows us to do this using the PoJo Service Engine. In this article by David Salter, author of Building SOA-Based Composite Applications Using NetBeans IDE 6 and Seam 2.x Web Development, we will cover:

  • GlassFish ESB
  • Creating a PoJo and Deploying to GlassFish ESB
  • Creating A SOAP Binding for PoJos
  • Testing the Composite Application
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Handling Invalid Survey Submissions with Django

by Karen M. Tracey | April 2010 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

In this article by Karen M. Tracey, author of the book Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging, we will see what happens when an invalid survey is submitted.

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The Django Debug Toolbar

by Karen M. Tracey | April 2010 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

In this article by Karen M. Tracey, author of the book Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging, we will see that the Django Debug Toolbar is a very useful general purpose debugging tool for Django applications. It lets you see the SQL queries that were needed to produce a page. We will also see, it goes far beyond that, providing easy access to much more information about the SQL queries and other aspects of request processing.

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