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Drupal 6 Social Networking: Communicating with Users

by Michael Peacock | February 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

Our users can communicate with one another, which is great, but quite often as an administrator the need may arise for us to communicate with a user or users on our site. It may be to remind them about the web site or to inform active users about new changes to the site, which they may not have been made aware of.

In this article by Michael Peacock, you will learn:

  • About mailing lists, and how to use them with our Drupal social network
  • How to use an offline approach for contacting our users
  • How to use blocks of content to get a message across to your users
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Data Modeling with ERWin

by Djoni Darmawikarta | February 2009 | Content Management Oracle

"ERWin from Computer Associates (CA) is one of the most popular data modeling software in the market. I’ve been using this data modeling tool since its release 3; it’s now at release 7. In this article I’ll show how to create a data model from scratch, starting with logical and physical models, and then forward engineer the physical model to Oracle database". In this article by Djoni Darmawikarta we’ll create a data model for Sales Order, with customer and product data.

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How to Bridge the Client-Server Gap using AJAX (Part I)

by Jonathan Chaffer Karl Swedberg | February 2009 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

In recent years, it has become common to judge sites based on their use of specific technologies. One of the most prominent buzzwords used to describe new web applications is AJAX-powered. This label has been used to mean many different things, as the term encompasses a group of related capabilities and techniques. This is covered in a two part series. In this article by Jonathan Chaffer and Karl Swedberg, we will learn :

  • The technologies involved
  • Loading data on demand
  • Choosing a data format
  • Passing data to the server
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Autoproxy in Spring Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)

by Massimiliano Dessì | February 2009 | Java Open Source Web Development

Spring allows us to use "autoproxy" bean definitions, which can automatically proxy selected bean definitions. There are three kind of autoproxies provided for automatic creation of beans. In this article by Massimiliano Dessi, we will look at this in detail.

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Show Additional Information to Users and Visitors of Your Plone Site

by Jon Stahl | February 2009 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

Web sites are not built with content alone. Most sites need additional chunks of contextually-relevant information such as navigation boxes, listings of recent items, and other bits of "sidebar" content. In Plone, these small chunks of content are generally known as portlets. In this article, Jon Stahl shows how to manage the portlets on your web site.

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