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How does OCS Inventory NG meet our needs?

by Barzan "Tony" Antal | May 2010 | Open Source

This article by Barzan "Tony" Antal, author of IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02, presents the importance of IT inventory within any organization or company. It describes some of the must-have features that an automated and centralized solution should provide. OCS Inventory NG comes into the picture saving the day and selecting many of those checkboxes.

Read Introduction to IT Inventory and Resource Management here.

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Securing our Applications using OpenSSO in GlassFish Security

by Masoud Kalali | May 2010 | Open Source

OpenSSO is the answer to many complexities that have emerged during recent years because of the complexity and dynamicity of the security functionality required for software systems. The complexity in software security increases as a result of the increase in complexity of security requirements of the target business that the software should drive and diversity in the integration between different partner's software systems that collaborate to complete a client request.

In this article by Masoud Kalali, author of GlassFish Security, we will discuss how to go about securing our application using OpenSSO.

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Creating your First Complete Moodle Theme

by Paul James Gadsdon | May 2010 | Moodle Open Source

In this article by Paul James Gadsdon, author of Moodle 1.9 Theme Design: Beginner's Guide, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a new theme
  • Time for action – copying the standard theme
  • Time for action – setting a parent theme
  • Copying the header and footer files
  • Time for action – copying the header.html and footer.html files
  • Theme folder housework
  • Time for action – creating our stylesheet
  • Time for action – deleting CSS files that we don't need
  • Let's make some changes
  • Time for action – checking our setup
  • Time for action – one more change
  • Another theme setup
  • Time for action – preparing our new theme
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MySQL Cluster Management : Part 2

by Alex Davies | May 2010 | Cookbooks MySQL Open Source Web Development

In the first part of this two-part article series, we covered Configuring multiple management nodes, Adding storage nodes online and Replication between MySQL Clusters. In this article series by Alex Davies, author of High Availability MySQL Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Replication between MySQL Clusters with a backup channel
  • User-defined partitioning
  • Disk-based tables
  • Calculating DataMemory and IndexMemory

(Other related articles on MySQL High Availability are listed at the end of this page.)

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Working with Binding data and UI elements in Silverlight 4

by Gill Cleeren Kevin Dockx | May 2010 | Microsoft

In this article series by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx, authors of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Displaying data in Silverlight applications
  • Creating dynamic bindings
  • Binding data to another UI element
  • Binding collections to UI elements
  • Enabling a Silverlight application to automatically update its UI
  • Obtaining data from any UI element it is bound to
  • Using the different modes of data binding to allow persisting data
  • Data binding from Expression Blend 4
  • Using Expression Blend 4 for sample data generation

Read Introduction to Data Binding here.

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