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Keeping Extensions Secure with Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by James Kennard | September 2009 | Cookbooks Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

This article demonstrates how we can secure extensions and explains some of the ramifications if we fail to do this.

This two-part article by James Kennard contains the following recipes:

  • Writing SQL safe queries
  • Writing SQL-safe LIKE string comparison queries
  • Using the token
  • Making a filename safe
  • Making a directory path safe
  • Making a path safe
  • Safely retrieving request data
  • Getting a value from an array
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Upgrading a Home Network to a Small Business System Using pfSense

by Matt Williamson | September 2009 | Open Source

In this article by Matt Williamson, we will learn how to upgrade a home network to a small business system using pfSense in a step by step manner. We will begin right from the basic concepts of networking to the actual implementation of the upgrade.

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Papervision3D External Models: Part 1

by Jeff Winder Paul Tondeur | September 2009 | Open Source

The main focus of this two-part article by Jeff Winder & Paul Tondeur will be on how to get models from the programs like Autodesk 3ds Max, Sketchup and Blender into Papervision3D. The process of creating models in general is too program-specific and out-of-scope for this article. Therefore, only the creation of a simple 3D object per program will be discussed. However, some more complex preconfigured models are also provided.

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Archiva in a Team: Part 1

by Brett Porter Maria Odea Ching | September 2009 | Java Open Source

This article by Maria Odea Ching and Brett Porter showcases the different techniques and ways for getting the best out of using an Archiva repository. We will learn a little bit about access control in Archiva, how to configure and use a virtual repository, and a whole lot about maintenance.

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