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Working with JavaScript in Drupal 6: Part 1

by Matt Butcher | February 2009 | AJAX Content Management Drupal Open Source

In this article by Matt Butcher, we will be working with JavaScript inside of a Drupal environment. We will begin by exploring how JavaScript is included in Drupal pages, and then create our first script for Drupal. While we're not going to cover the basics of the JavaScript language (there are already lots of available resources on the topic), the code we create here will be simple and straightforward.

The purpose of this article is to cover the basics on how JavaScript can be used within Drupal 6. In that regard, this article will serve as a foundation for future JavaScript development. Here are the topics that we're going to cover:

  • Serving JavaScript from Drupal
  • Creating a first script
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Managing Posts with WordPress Plugin

by Vladimir Prelovac | February 2009 | AJAX Content Management Open Source Web Development WordPress

The WordPress backend is very flexible, and can easily be customized to accommodate a lot of different purposes. In this article by Vladimir Prelovac, we shall learn how to customize the Manage Panel. We will also explore the possibility of turning WordPress into a Content Management System (CMS), using methods provided to us by WordPress.

In this article, you will learn how to:

  • Customize the Manage Page output
  • Use the error message class to handle display of errors
  • Use built-in WordPress capabilities to handle user permissions

By the end of this article you will learn how WordPress can transform into a CMS.

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Design with Spring AOP

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

In this article by Massimiliano Dessi, we're going to examine some important design decisions to build better applications. In these design decisions, the AOP plays a significant role because it provides smart solutions to common crosscutting problems.

We will look at the following AOP design solutions:

  • Concurrency with AOP
  • Transparent caching with AOP
  • Security with AOP
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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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