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User Interaction and Email Automation in Symfony 1.3: Part1

by Tim Bowler | September 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

After developing an application in Symfony 1.3, the next aspect we will cover is creation of forms. Symfony incorporates a subframework that handles forms, which once mastered, makes creating forms an enjoyable task. In this two-part article by Tim Bowler, we are going to see how easy it is to create and validate forms by creating a newsletter signup module for our web site. We will then convert our new module into a plugin so that we can use it with other projects.

By the end of this article you will know how to:

  • Add a third-party library to send automated emails
  • Create and modify Propel-based forms
  • Use flash variables
  • Create a plugin and package it up for redistribution
Read User Interaction and Email Automation in Symfony 1.3: Part1 in full

Quality Assurance in Asterisk 1.6

by Barrie Dempster David Gomillion David Merel | September 2009 | Networking & Telephony

Quality Assurance tells us everything regarding monitoring calls, recording calls, and capturing detailed call logs. In this article by Barrie Dempster, David Gomillion, and David Merel you learn how to install and use these features in Asterisk 1.6.

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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
Read Keeping Extensions Secure with Joomla! 1.5: Part 1 in full
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