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Programming PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | April 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In the previous article of the series by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, we transformed the look of the Dinosaur Portal with the help of a new PHP-Nuke theme. In this article, which is the concluding article of the article series, we will look at programming PHP-Nuke. Specifically, this means creating new blocks and modules. Before we get stuck into that, we will have a look at what actually happens inside PHP-Nuke when a page is requested by a browser.

After that, we will create a new block, a better version of the Dinosaur of the Day block we created in Article 4. That, if you recall, was a static HTML block, and we had hard-coded the image of the dinosaur and its title into the block. Here we will create a block that takes the image to display and title of the dinosaur from the database. This will introduce us to data access in PHP-Nuke, a topic that you will use a lot as you begin to code more with PHP-Nuke.

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Installing VirtualBox on Linux

by Alfonso V. Romero | April 2010 | Beginner's Guides Linux Servers Open Source

Packt are 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 Alfonso V. Romero, author of VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide, you will learn to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu Linux.

Let's go and get our hands dirty with VirtualBox and Ubuntu Linux!

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Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 2

by Reynante Martinez | April 2010 | Open Source Web Development

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

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating a underwater scene from scratch. We will begin by creating the terrain for the underwater environment. In the sequel of the article, we will learn how to add vegetation, pebbles and corals. After which we will discuss how to add distant terrains, lighting effects and finally composition.

Read Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 1 here.

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Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 1

by Reynante Martinez | April 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

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

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating a underwater scene from scratch. We will begin by creating the terrain for the underwater environment. In the sequel of the article, we will learn how to add vegetation, pebbles and corals. After which we will discuss how to add distant terrains, lighting effects and finally composition.

Read Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 1 in full

Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 3

by Reynante Martinez | April 2010 | Open Source Web Development Web Graphics & Video

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

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating a underwater scene from scratch. We will begin by creating the terrain for the underwater environment. In the sequel of the article, we will learn how to add vegetation, pebbles and corals. After which we will discuss how to add distant terrains, lighting effects and finally composition.

Read Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 2 here.

Read Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 3 in full
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