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iReport in NetBeans

by Shamsuddin Ahammad | March 2010 | Java Open Source

NetBeans is a free, opensource Integrated Development Environment(IDE) for software developers. This IDE provides many good tools that are required to create professional, desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications using the Java language. We can also create reports in NetBeans, if the iReport plugin is installed. So far, we have created different types of reports with the iReport standalone version. In this article by Shamsuddin Ahammad, author of iReport 3.7, we will learn about:

  • Installing the iReport plugins in NetBeans
  • Creating different types of reports inside the NetBeans IDE
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Configuring MySQL

by Daniel Schneller Udo Schwedt | March 2010 | MySQL

In this article by Daniel Schneller and Udo Schwedt, authors of MySQL Admin Cookbook, we will discuss the following:

  • Setting up a fixed InnoDB tablespace
  • Setting up an auto-extending InnoDB tablespace
  • Storing InnoDB data in one file per table
  • Decreasing InnoDB tablespace
  • Enabling and configuring binary logging
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Managing Data in MySQL

by Daniel Schneller Udo Schwedt | March 2010 | MySQL

In this article by Daniel Schneller and Udo Schwedt, authors of MySQL Admin Cookbook, we will discuss the following:

  • Exporting data to a simple CSV file
  • Exporting data to a custom file format
  • Importing data from a simple CSV file
  • Importing data from custom file formats
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The easy to install Gentoo with bling-bling. No, the other one!

by Mayank Sharma | March 2010 | Open Source

Gentoo is a source-based Linux distribution that helps users put together a streamlined custom system. But Linux users spoiled by the see-before-you-try Live CDs would often shy from Gentoo. Then along came Kororaa. Kororaa is a pre-configured binary Live CD for Gentoo Linux that also features an installer. Kororaa's package selection not only makes it an all-round Linux desktop, but has also ruffled feathers of Linux kernel developers.

Kororaa's developer Chris Smart probably had the best tutors introduce him to Linux, including Andrew Tridgell, the author of Samba file server. In this discussion, Chris talks about why he developed Kororaa, why people interested in learning Linux should use Gentoo, and his new project to help users make the move to Free and Open Source software.

Read more about this in Packt Columnist Mayank Sharma's interview with Chris Smart.

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CMS Made Simple 1.6: Getting Started with an E-commerce Website

by Sofia Hauschildt | March 2010 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Open Source Web Development

This article by Sofia Hauschildt, author of CMS Made Simple 1.6: Beginner's Guide, covers the Products module which will be the heart of your e-commerce solution. This module is the place where products that you would like to sell in your shop are saved. Generally, it is possible to use any other module for the solution, but this would imply that you have to make some heavy modifications to your templates and, probably, the PHP code of the modules.

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