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Skinner's Toolkit for Plone 3 Theming (Part 2)

by Veda Williams | July 2009 | Content Management Open Source

This two-part article series by Veda Williams, deals with Plone 3 Theming. In the first part we covered graphic design tools, browser toolbars and extensions, and CSS validators.

In this part of the article we will cover text editors.

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Human-readable Rules with Drools JBoss Rules 5.0(Part 1)

by Michal Bali | July 2009 | JBoss Java Open Source

Business rules implementations are aimed mostly at developers. However, it is sometimes needed that these rules are readable and understandable by the business analysts. Ideally, they should be able to change rules or even write new ones. An important aspect of business rules is their readability and user friendliness. Looking at a rule, you should immediately have an idea of what it is about.

In this two-part article by Michal Bali, we will see the techniques to create human-readable rules. In this part we will look at Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), decision tables, and others.

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WCF – Windows Communication Foundation

by Mike Liu | July 2009 | Microsoft

WCF is the latest technology from Microsoft for building services. In this article by Mike Liu, we will explain what WCF is, and what it is composed of. We will also explain various .NET runtimes, .NET frameworks, Visual Studio versions, the relationships between them, and what is needed to develop or deploy WCF services. You will see some code snippets in this article that will help you to further understand WCF concepts, although they are not in a completed WCF project.

Let us discuss the following in detail:

  • What WCF is
  • Use of WCF for SOA
  • WCF architecture
  • Basic WCF concepts
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Skinner's Toolkit for Plone 3 Theming (Part 1)

by Veda Williams | July 2009 | Content Management Open Source

Choosing the right tools for implementing a design in Plone is the most important step. Fortunately, there are a number of tools available that make the process much easier. This two-part article by Veda Williams, will deal with Plone 3 Theming.

In this part we will cover graphic design tools, browser toolbars and extensions, and CSS validators.

Read Skinner's Toolkit for Plone 3 Theming (Part 1) in full

Authentication and Authorization in MODx

by Antano Solar John | July 2009 | Content Management Open Source

Authentication is the process of verifying that users are who they claim to be. Authorization is the process of granting access to the authenticated users—based on their role—to perform operations such as view, edit, or delete on resources. In this article by Antano Solar John, you will learn how MODx facilitates authentication and authorization. You will build your site to include user registrations, logins, user types, and set rules on who can do what.

As you read this article, it is important that you keep in mind that MODx has two user types.

  • Web Users—users who use the web site
  • Manager Users—users who are allowed to log in to the Manager interface
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