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Joomla! 1.5 Blogging and RSS Feeds

by Herbert-Jan van Dinther | October 2009 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Herbert-Jan van Dinther, we will learn how to set up a blog within Joomla! and show you the external tools that you need to use to get the most out of your blogging efforts. You will read more about the importance of blogging and commenting systems, along with how to implement solutions that make Joomla! an even better blogging tool.

In this article, we will deal with:

  • How is blogging good for SEO?
  • Setting up Joomla! as a blog
  • Commenting
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Slider for Dynamic Applications using script.aculo.us (part 1)

by Sridhar Rao | October 2009 | AJAX PHP Web Development

Handling, processing, and representing data in the 2.0 era of web applications has become so crucial that designers and programmers are working towards new ways of improving the user interface experience. Slider is one such killer concept, using which the user can represent and handle data easily. In this two-part article series we will explore different types of Sliders and code usage and options with a hands-on example with vertical and horizontal slider.

In this article by Sridhar Rao, we shall be covering the following topics:

  • First steps with the script.aculo.us slider
  • Types of the slider
  • Code usage for the slider
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Authentication with Zend_Auth in Zend Framework 1.8

by Keith Pope | October 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Keith Pope, we will focus on how we can control access to parts of the application—Storefront and how users can log in to use the services provided by the it.

We will learn how to implement authentication in Zend Framework 1.8.

We will cover the following topics in this article:

  • Authentication versus Authorization
  • Using Zend_Auth
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Using Web Pages in UPK 3.5

by Dirk Manuel | October 2009 | Oracle

In this article by Dirk Manuel, you will learn how to:

  • Use Web Pages in the Concepts pane and beyond
  • Use Packages and link them to content objects

A Web Page, in UPK terms, is a single file that can contain text or images. In this respect, Web Pages are very limited. You can perform rudimentary font formatting, provide lists, and insert images, but that's about it. You cannot insert tables, or use any HTML tags as you would be able to with real web pages (which you can only use via a Package). However, they are very flexible, and can be utilized in a number of ways.

Version Difference

For readers familiar with OnDemand version 8.7 and earlier, Web Pages are the new, improved text Infoblocks. Other types of Infoblocks have been replaced by Packages, which are covered separately, below.

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Ground to SQL Azure migration using MS SQL Server Integration Services

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | October 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, you will learn how to migrate a table from your ground based SQL Server 2008 to your cloud based SQL Azure instance using MS SQL Server Integration Services.

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