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Magento's Architecture: Part 1

by Jamie Huskisson | January 2010 | MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

Magento has a wonderful architecture behind its system. It's a very strict architecture that relies on us knowing where the files should be placed and how to structure our templates and modules. But this is part of what makes Magento a great system, in that it enforces these standards.

Here in this two-part article by Jamie Huskisson, we will learn about this architecture and how it applies to development with Magento. We will learn:

  • Where everything is within Magento
  • What all the base directory files and folders do
  • The basics of how the template system works
  • How modules work within the system
  • How the Zend Framework fits into the equation
  • The best methods for backing up Magento
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Instructional Material using Moodle 1.9: Part 1

by Susan Smith Nash William Rice | January 2010 | Moodle Content Management Open Source

In this two-part article by William Rice and Susan Nash, authors of Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques, we will focus on selecting and organizing instructional material for your course, using Moodle's strengths (interaction/collaboration), and developing a forum-based approach to course development and instruction. It covers recommended forum titles and functions, and provides step-by-step guidance for creating forums, enrolling students, guiding and motivating students, and creating a learning environment.

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Integrating Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1

by Barry Max Rosen | January 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Barry Rosen, we will discuss about the integration of the add-on product—Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr with the typical Notes/Domino infrastructure.

In this article, we will learn about:

  1. Quickr with services for Domino
    • Installing Lotus Quickr
    • Directory integration
    • Integrating Lotus Sametime
    • Application development
  2. Quickr with services for WebSphere Portal
    • Installing Lotus Quickr services
    • Lotus Quickr J2EE directory integration
    • Integrating Sametime for Quickr WebSphere Portal
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TYPO3 for Connecting External APIs: Flicker and Youtube

by Dan Osipov | January 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Dan Osipov, we will see how external services specifically Flickr and YouTube, can be leveraged to expand the system. We pull in files from YouTube and Flickr.

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